Sarjan Barkati released, re-arrested by police

Sarjan Barkati released, re-arrested by police
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SRINAGAR: Sarjan Ahmad Wagay alias Sarjan Barkati, a charismatic crowd puller from south Kashmir, was rearrested soon after a court in Shopian released him.
A local news gathering agency reported that Shopian District Court released Barkati on bail but police rearrested him immediately.
Barkati was even emulated by opposition members in state’s upper house to protest against the ruling PDP-BJP combine.
Barkati, son of late Abdul Razak, has his distinctive and impassioned style of sloganeering which made him one of the most sought after leaders in south Kashmir during the uprising.
A resident of Reban Gainapora in Shopian district, Barkati’s anthems become a rage in south Kashmir during the 2016 public uprising.
As per police dossier annexed with his PSA order, Barakati had early education at government High School Chitragam upto 9th class and he then left studies and took admission in ‘Adara Tehkikaat Islamia Anantnag for Islamic (religious) studies in the year 2000. He completed the course in 2006 and founded ‘Tehreek-i-Firar Atikaad’, a religious party. “You are a Molvi/Khateeb of Hanfia Sect. Prior to present uprising in the Valley you have organized various religious congregations at many places in South Kashmir and delivered speeches on Jehad to provoke the people especially the youth against the Indian Territory,” deputy commissioner Shopian had said in a dossier against him ordering a PSA.
“You also told the people that India has occupied the J&K State forcible as such it is obligatory for every Kashmiri Muslim to join the so-called Jihad and fight against the Indian forces for complete freedom of J&K State,” the highest civil officer of the district said.
The DC said during the uprising, Barakati attended a number of “Chaloo Calls” and public rallies organized by the resistance leaders at various places in Shopian. “You in the guise of Molvi of Hanfia/Atikaad Sect are provoking/instigating the public, especially the youth against the (government) forces and Police. You are playing a key role in mobilizing the youth for causing widespread and extensive disturbance to the public order,” he added.

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