Sarjan Barkati barred from attending uncle’s funeral

Srinagar, August 09, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the occupation authorities denied jailed Hurriyat leader Sarjan Barkati’s release to participate in funeral of his maternal uncle. Sarjan Barkati’s uncle died yesterday and his funeral was offered in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

Barkati’s wife told media men that the family members were waiting till midnight for his participation but the authorities did not allow him. She said earlier family had approached officials to release him for an hour but they denied. “All efforts went in vain and they turned deaf ears to our demands,” she deplored. The family urged Governor NN Vohra to release Barkati on parole so that he could visit the bereaved family of his uncle.

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