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20 persons booked for raising pro-freedom slogans at Ashraf Sehrai’s funeral

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The Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered an FIR against 20 people for raising “pro-freedom and provocative slogans” during the funeral of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in the wee hours on May 6.

A top police official said that the FIR has been lodged against 20 people who were raising “pro-freedom and provocative slogans” while taking the body of Sehrai to Tekkipora Sogam graveyard for burial at around 4 a.m. on May 6. The video of the same had gone viral on social media.

“A case has been registered against 20 people who were found raising pro-Azadi and other provocative slogans, in Police Station Tekkipora Sogam (Kupwara district),”  the official said, adding that further investigations are on.

Pertinently, Sehrai was shifted to Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu on May 4 after he complained of chest pain and breathing issues. His condition deteriorated on May 5 afternoon after which he breathed his last in the same hospital.

His body was handed over to his family members and was taken to his ancestral graveyard at Tekkipora Kupwara where he was laid to rest in presence of his family members and close relatives.

(KNO)

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