IIOJK in focus

Sarjan Barkati released after three weeks illegal detention

Srinagar, June 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leader and religious preacher Sarjan Barkati was released, today, from illegal detention of over three weeks.

Sarjan Barkati was arrested on 15th of last month (May) from his residence in Zainapora area of Shopian for leading a protest demonstration against the Israeli bombardment on the innocent Palestinians. He was released from custody this afternoon.

Confirming the development, a family member of the Hurriyat leader told media that Sarjan Barkati has reached his home.

It is worth mentioning here that Sarjan Barkati was kept in illegal detention for four years following his arrest for leading massive anti-India demonstrations during the mass uprising triggered by the extrajudicial killing of prominent youth leader, Burhan Wani, in July 2016. He was released in October, last year.


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