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Who was Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sehrai who killed in an Indian police custody?

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan also said he is deeply saddened by the demise of Kashmiri Ashraf Sehrai in illegal Indian custody.

“India’s oppression of Kashmiris is a blot on int community’s collective conscience,” the Prime Minister said.

Imran Khan reiterated that Pakistan would continue to support Kashmiris’ just struggle for right to self-determination in accordance with the resolutions of United Nations Security Council (UNSC).”

Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was the senior Kashmiri leader who challenged India occupied rule for decades.

Sehrai was one of the staunchest supporters of Kashmir’s merger with Pakistan. He was head of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and a member of the largest religious and political group, Jama’at-e-Islam.

Sehrai breathed his last in Indian police custody. He was 78. Sehrai was admitted to a government hospital with multiple ailments on Tuesday from a jail in the southern Jammu region.

He spent over 16 years in various Indian jails in a political career that spanned nearly six decades. His son was killed in a gunfight with Indian troops in April 2019 in Srinagar.

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