Srinagar: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Tuesday led funeral prayers in absentia of his militant commander son who was killed along with his associate in a gunfight in Srinagar’s old City.
Hundreds of people attended funeral prayers in absentia of Junaid Sehrai at an open ground near his house in Barzulla Tuesday evening.
“Around 6:30 PM, Abba led Gaibana Nimaz-e-Jinaza. Despite curbs, over a thousand people attended the funeral prayers,” Sehrai’s son-in-law Younis Ahmad said.
He said that the gathering would have been large but the police had imposed tough curbs to restrict movement of the people.
Ahmad said that family was not even given passes by the police to attend the last rites of Junaid, reportedly carried out by police at Sonmarg area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
“We were not given any passes. I also met SP, but he didn’t help,” Younus told Kashmir Observer.
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