Srinagar: National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah Thursday expressed profound grief over the demise of separatist leader Muhammad Ashraf Khan Sehrai.
In his condolence message,. Farooq prayed for peace to the soul of the deceased and forbearance to the bereaved on their inconsolable loss.
“Death of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, he said, brings home the point that the government must ensure the wellbeing of Kashmiri prisoners lodged across jails in the country. Their families are worried. In times of pandemic and at other times, they deserve to know that their loved ones are safe and healthy. It is incumbent upon the government to ensure that necessary COVID-19 protocol is followed in the detention centers across the country to ensure the wellbeing of the inmates. The Government should consider releasing ailing political prisoners, even though the Supreme Court had already issued guidelines for decongesting jails in view of the pandemic,” he said.