Family of Sarjan Barkati Stages Protest in Srinagar- Demand his release

September 03

The family of incarcerated Sarjan Barkati on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in Srinagar to demand the release of Sarjan barkati who is under detention since October 01, 2016.

The wife and two kids of Barkati joined by several others gathered at Press colony of Srinagar raising the pitch for release of the pro freedom leader.

A family member said that the daughter and son of Sarjan Barkati will sit on a strike at Eid gah of Kulgam on 17 September and on 18th South Kashmir will be completely shut if Sarjan Barkati is not released.

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.

He 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.