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Sehrai elected as Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chief

Srinagar, Aug 19: Tehreek-e- Hurriyat on Sunday elected Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai as the chairman of the organization for three years.

Sehrai was elected by majority votes to be the chairman of the Tehrek-e-Hurriyat for next three years.

Out of 433 available votes Sehrai got a whopping 410 votes.

The elections were held at the pro-freedom party’s Srinagar office last week.

During the counting of votes 100 party member were in attendance.

Earlier, Sehrai was nominated as its chairman by his leader Syed Ali Geelani who held the position for more than thirteen years.

Sehrai was quoted by Kashmir News Service saying that  New Delhi was attempting to merge J&K with India by fiddling with Article 35-A.

Sehrai castigated former Chief Minster and National Conference Vice president Omar Abdullah.

Asking Omar to “stop playing theatrics and delivering lectures” on Article 35-A, Sehrai said: “It was his (Omar’s) grandfather Late Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah who for the sake of power gifted Kashmir to India.”

Sehrai said that Abdullah family has been “on the forefront in creating the Kashmir problem”.

“Be it NC, PDP or Congress everyone is involved in consolidating India’s rule over Kashmir,” he said.

Sehrai said that the Kashmir issue is becoming more serious day by day and the Hurriyat camp was “ready to face the challenge”.

He said that TeH would support all Joint Hurriyat programmes.