New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Kashmiri separatist leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who was seen as Syed Ali Shah Geelani's 'replacement' as Hurriyat Conference chief, has been arrested from Srinagar by Jammu and Kashmir police. Sehrai is likely to be booked under stringent PSA (Public Safety Act) and will be lodged in Jammu jail.

The police have said that some members of the banned group Jama’at Islami have also been arrested as part of a recent crackdown on separatists within the Kashmir Valley.


According to a report published by NDTV, Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s resignation has uncovered Hurriyats’s ugly underbelly and deep fissures within the separatist camp. His resignation letter alleged corruption in separatist ranks and accused Hurriyat constituents of “conspiracy and resorting to lies against him”.


Mr Geelani additionally accused leaders – with out naming Mr Sehrai – of refusing to information the motion within the aftermath of the federal government’s contentious choice on Article 370.


In the times and weeks following the withdrawal of particular privileges for Jammu and Kashmir, numerous separatists and political leaders have been jailed. However, many of the senior separatist management, together with Mr Geelani, Mr Sehrai and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq weren’t arrested.


Almost your complete mainstream management, together with three former chief ministers – Omar Abdullah and his father, Farooq Abdullah, and Mehbooba Mufti – have been arrested and charged below the PSA.


Following Mr Geelani’s resignation, there have been makes an attempt to revive the separatist camp and reclaim its house. Today’s arrests are geared toward circumventing any such try.

Posted By: Tushar Kumar Laleria