India martyrs HM comrade Junaid Sehrai

Wednesday – May 20, 2020
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), a top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), Junaid Sehrai along with his associate Tariq Ahmed were martyred by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Nawakadal area of Srinagar, Tuesday.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), Junaid is the son of senior All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai. The troops also destroyed, at least two houses, during the operation.

The cordon was launched by the troops in the early hours of the morning. The troops sealed all entry and exit points and conducted house-to-house searches.

One Indian central reserve police force (CRPF) man and two special operation group (SOG) personnel were injured during the operation in the area.

The authorities have snapped mobile internet services in Srinagar.

Junaid Sehrai, who was an MBA, joined HM after he was subjected to humiliation and inhuman torture outside his house by an Indian police officer around two years ago.

Indian army approached the martyr’s father Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and asked him to recall his son from the battlefront.

On this, what Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai said needs to be written with golden ink. He asked, “How could he call back his son from the battlefield when other sons of the soil were fighting against India’s illegal occupation.”

As an aftermath, forceful “anti-India” protest demonstrations erupted at different places in Srinagar.

As the news about the killing of Junaid Sehrai and other youth spread, people defying restrictions came out of their houses and chanted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

Scores of protesters were injured when the troops fired pellets and teargas shells on them. The protests were going on when reports last came in.

Soon, defying restrictions, hundreds of people participated in the funeral prayers in absentia for top commander of HM, Junaid Sehrai, in Srinagar, Tuesday.

The funeral prayers held outside the house of the martyred Junaid Sehrai at Bagaat Barzalla in Srinagar was led by his father and senior APHC leader, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai.

The troops also destroyed, at least 17 houses and looted cash, jewellery and other precious items during the operation.

As the Indian police took the body of Junaid Sehrai into its possession and did not hand it over to his family, people offered funeral prayers in absentia for the martyred.