Srinagar, Amy 05, KDC: Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone has questioned the government’s rationale behind keeping an octogenarian, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in jail in spite of the fact that he was battling a plethora of ailments due to his old age.
Terming Sehrai sahib’s demise in incarceration as unfortunate and totally uncalled for, Lone said that there is a dire need to introspect the way system has been dealing with such cases. He said Late Sehrai sahib was a political leader and not a terrorist and that he deserved to die in his home, amongst his loved ones.
Taking to his Twitter handle, Lone remarked: “Why did he have to die in incarceration and not at his home amongst his kin and loved ones. Have we become so weak that an old infirm dying person is a threat to the state. I am not being critical. But please introspect. Seharai Sahib was a political leader, not a terrorist.”
Terming the separatist leader a transparently honest politician who spent decades of his life in jail, Lone said it was irony of Kashmir conflict that the politicians of such quality are consumed by the embargo. “This is the irony of Kashmiri politics. Top-quality politicians consumed by the conflict. The ideological versatility of Kashmir politics is a curse. A transparently honest politician spent decades in jail,” Lone said. (KDC)