Sehrai, Tipped to succeed Geelani, Held under PSA

INN/New Delhi, @infodeaofficial

As we all know what are the conditions going on in Kashmir. In what could be a dampener for the Succession of the plan of all-party  Hurriyat conference Geelani the following the recent resignation of Syed Ali Shah Gilani e s chairman,  Jammu, and Kashmir authorities on Sunday detained Tehreek -e- Hurriyat chairman Ashraf Sehrai under the public safety act (PSA).

Sehrai was emerging as a Fortuner to lead APHC (G) after Gilani’s exit. Seen by the security establishment as yet another hardliner who was in the news due to the recent killing of his son,  Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Junaid Sehari,  in a counter-terror operation, Ashraf Sehari purportedly had support not only within Kashmir in but also enjoyed the blessings of Pakistan’s  ISI,  which is said to guide and fund APHC (G), to lead the faction. 

Sehari, Who was once close to Gilani but had lately developed differences within him over several issues including finances, was tipped to be named as APHC (G) chairman in the days to come and was already getting active to assume the new role.

His detention under PSA,  under Which a person can be held without trial for long periods, is bound to put the APHC (G)  succession plan on hold. official sources said a Police Party arrested Sehari Around 5:30 a.m. from Barzulla in Srinagar on Sunday.

His son Rashid Sehari stated that 8the Police came around 5:30 a.m. and asked my father and took him along. I went to the police station with medicines as he is suffering from diseases,  and clothes after the DGP confirmed PSA  on him through a tweet.

The officials also told me he was lodged in Udhampur Sehari had migrated to  Srinagar from Sopore, Baramulla, in the early nineties to spearhead the separatist Movement in the City Centre. 

The Hurriyat Conference is an amalgam of various groups and Tehreek -e- Hurriyat is one of the constituencies of Geelani faction. Geelani had resigned as head of APHC (G) on June 29 and nominated one Abdullah Geelani,  presently living in Islamabad, as the new chief of factions of P ok chapter.

Notably, Geelani left the Kashmir Hurriyat chapter headless. state that ISI was planning to nominate Ashraf Sehari as Head of the Hurriyat conference in order to keep the separatist movement alive and make him issue diktats strike calls to people from Srinagar.

Dozens of Ashraf followers had visited him to extend condolences the day his son was killed in an encounter in downtown Srinagar on May 19.

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