Ashraf Sehrai is the new chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, replaces Geelani

Srinagar: Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Monday replaced octogenarian leader Syed Ali Geelani as the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH).

Hurriyat sources said that the election within the party will be held later this year and Sehrai will till then continue as TeH chairman.

“The TehreeK-e-Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani today held a meeting at its office in Srinagar and elected senior member Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai as the party chairman,” a spokesman said.

“Geelani has taken the decision that Sehrai will take over as the new chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat. Geelani cited health reasons and other political burdens…so he wanted Sehrai to take over the responsibility of TeH,” he said.

In view of the restriction imposed by the state government on office-cum-residence of Geelani, the ceremony was  humble attended by few other leaders of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Hurriyat (G).

Sehrai is a lifelong friend and comrade of Geelani.

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