Barkati’s slogans echo in House

Barkati’s slogans echo in House

Jammu: During their protest against the killing of civilian protesters during the summer uprising and repressive measures that ensued, Opposition members emulated the uprising’s most active mobiliser Sarjan Barkati’s style of sloganeering in the Upper House of the assembly on Monday.
“Pellet shelled na bhai na (stop pellets)”, Pava shava na bhai na (stop PAVA shells), “PSA sarkar na bhai na (down with the PSA government”, “Thod phod na bhai na (stop crackdown and repression)”, “Qatil sarkar na bhai na (Murderous govt not needed)”.
Barkati’s impassioned sloganeering had earned him sobriquets such as “freedom chacha” and “pied piper of Kashmir”.
Barkati, 38, was arrested under the draconian Public Safety Act and sent to jail in Jammu.

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