SRINAGAR: Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Association (KTMF) leader Yasin Khan’s mother breathed her last Thursday morning. She was 70 plus and was not keeping good health for some time.
She was laid to rest at their ancestral graveyard after the funeral prayers were offered at Nishat. The funeral was attended by the family, relatives and hundreds of traders.
Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry sought Khan’s release on humanitarian grounds. “His mother was looking for him but died without seeing him one last time,” Sheikh Ashiq, the Chamber president told Kashmir Life. “Now, we are seeking Khan’s release on humanitarian grounds.”
Ashiq said he has already taken up the issue with the governor’s administration. “Khan could not be part of his mother’s funeral prayers and could not shoulder her coffin,” Ashiq said. “Now we request the governor’s administration to release him so that he attends the mourning.” He said he is hopeful of his release given the response he got from the administration.
Khan is one of the many trade leaders who are in preventive custody since August 5. Khan is reportedly in the Agra jail.
The government, Ashiq said, earlier permitted one person to join the mourning of his brother. He hopes the same principle applies in case of Khan.