Demanding his Release- Family of Sarjan Barkati Stages Protest in Shopian

July 22

The family of incarcerated Sarjan Barkati has been constantly demanding the release of Sarjan Barkati who is under detention since October 01, 2016.

The family has been facing a tough time since the arrest of Barkati, “it has been really tough for the kids,” wife of Sarjan Barkati told The Kashmiriyat. Today the family staged a protest in the heart of Shopian township in South Kashmir to demand his release.

Barkati, who grew famous due to passionate speeches and pro Freedom Taranas became the face of 2016 civilian uprising post the killing of Burhan wani on 08 July, 2016.

Barkati who is survived by a wife and two young kids is believed to have addressed more than 180 rallies throughout Southern Kashmir attended by Lakhs of people.

Barkati was arrested on October 01, 2016 in South Kashmir and was subsequently booked under the Public safety act.

The High court of Jammu Kashmir quashed his detention under Public safety act in January last year, but he continues to be under detention under various offences.

Barkati, nowadays, is lodged in District jail of Islamabad (Anantnag) at Mattan.