AMRITSAR — Prominent Sikh body Dal Khalsa on Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of senior pro-freedom leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who died on Wednesday afternoon after his health deteriorated at Udhampur jail in Jammu.
In a statement, leaders of Dal Khalsa expressed their condolences on Sehrai’s death.
Sehrai, they said, was a man of principles and commitment. They prayed for the strength of his family members, his colleagues in Hurriyat and the people of Kashmir in general to bear the loss of their “true representative”.
Party spokesman, Kanwar Pal Singh, said that Sehrai was a genuine friend of Sikhs of Punjab. He said like the people of Kashmir, they too have lost their sympathizer and supporter. “Sehrai was a towering political personality who would be remembered for sacrificing his life for the just cause of Kashmir,” Singh said.
“Sehrai has left this world with the dream of independent and sovereign Kashmir in his eyes,” the statement added.
Moreover, it said, Sehrai has left his people amid a leadership vacuum when ailing Syed Ali Geelani is in bed and under house arrest and a majority of other leaders are under detention. (KNO)