Shift ailing Moulana Sarjan Barkati from Kot-Balwal to Srinagar, I am poor, can’t afford to visit him to Jammu jail: says wife of ilegally detained ailing leader, Authorities tortured Moulana Sarjan Barkati in Kot-Balwal jail

Srinagar, November 14, 2016:  In shopian district of conflict zone Kashmri, the wife of the Hurriyet leader, Moulana Sarjan Barkati, popularly known as “freedom chacha and Pied Piper of Kashmir”, for his peculiar way of sloganeering, has appealed to the human rights bodies that her illegally detiend husband be shifted to Srinagar jail from Kot-Balwal jail Jammu.
Barkati’s wife talking to  media men in Srinagar said that her financial condition is very weak and she is not in a position to visit her husband to  Kot-Balwal jail in Jammu. Barkati was illegally arrested on October 1 from Wanpoh area of south Kashmir when he was on the way to address a public rally in  Arwani. He was immediately booked by authorities under black law Public Safety Act (PSA).
She told that the recent rumors about Barkati’s death under custody forced her to hire a vehicle and visit Jammu in the dead of Saturday night, to see her husband. “He was alive, but has been beaten ruthlessly by authorities. He is ailing in the jail,” she said.
“I along with my two sons want to visit him (Barkati) but our financial conditions don’t allow us,” she said. She appealed to human rights bodies  said that on humanitarian grounds her husband be shifted to Srinagar jail, so that she could visit him frequently.
Barkati a religious scholarand a senior leader of Ummat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir, headed by Qazi Yasir, rose to the prominence during his slogans for freedom.