Detained senior All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has died in police custody at the age of 80 in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).
Booked under draconian Public Safety Act, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was on July 12, 2020 shifted to Udhampur Jail in Jammu.
His condition deteriorated in jail and he was shifted to a hospital in Jammu on May 4 where he died.
Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai was suffering from multiple diseases and was not provided with any treatment during his incarceration. His family members were kept unaware of his health condition.
The APHC has called for a complete shutdown on May 6 in protest against the death of senior APHC leader Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai in mysterious conditions in jail. In Karachi, Youth Forum for Kashmir has announced protest against the death in police custody.