After Dawoodi, Nadvi and Veri, now Surgeon Barkati arrested in Shopian
Barkati has not participated in any protests since his release. family
Two days after prominent religious scholars Maulana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi and Mushtaq Ahmed Viri were booked under the PSA, another eminent religious preacher Sarjan Barkati has been arrested in Shopian district. Police today at around 6:45 am. He said that since he was released, he has not participated in the protest, has not given any speech and is unable to understand that he was arrested. Why has he been arrested now? Notably, Barkati was released in October 2020 after four years of detention after being arrested during the 2016 insurgency following the assassination of Hizb commander Burhan Wani. In the past few days, the police have shifted five people, including three important religious leaders, to the jail under the Public Safety Act. According to media reports, well-known religious scholars Maulana Mushtaq Ahmed Veri and Abdul Rashid Dawoodi of South Kashmir and Abdul Majeed Dar Al Madani, residents of Khanpura, Budgam, Biroh have also been detained and sent to jail. Under the Public Safety Act, sources said that the three people have been arrested for making anti-national speeches, inciting youth and other anti-national activities. Besides them, two others have also been arrested and taken into custody by the police and shifted to Jammu jail under the PSA. According to media reports, more arrests are being made in the same way and investigation is going on against many people.