Two Jailed Sons of Ashraf Sehrai Test Positive for COVID-19

Srinagar: The two sons of late Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, who were booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for allegedly raising ‘anti-national slogans at the funeral of their father on 6 May 2021 have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kupwara jail, news reports said.

According to the family sources both Mujahid Sehrai and Rashid Ashraf have tested positive for Coronavirus two days back.

Quoting official sources, reports said that the two sons of late Sehrai are being treated as per the law and the guidelines of the government.

The report said that both the sons of late Sehrai have been quarantined at DPL Kupwara.

The Tehreek-i-Hurriyat Chairman, Sehrai, died on 5 May in a Jammu hospital during his imprisonment under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Ko Bhalwal jail. His body was brought to his native village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, where he was buried on 6 May.

His two sons – Mujahid Sehrai and Rashid Sehrai, were arrested from their residence at Bulbulbagh area of Barzulla in Srinagar on 15th May for allegedly raising “pro-freedom and provocative slogans” at the funeral of their father.

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