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IIOJ&K: Indian forces arrested dozens including Hurriyat leader Maulana Sarjan
May 15, 2021

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, police arrested around three dozen people including prominent Hurriyat leader Maulana Sarjan Barkati in Srinagar, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian districts.

Police during house raids arrested 28 youth in Badshahi Bagh and other areas of Srinagar for holding anti-Israel and anti-India protests.

Maulana Sarjan Barkati, the face of pro-freedom and anti-India protests, was also arrested from his residence at Zainapora in Shopian.

He was arrested after he delivered a speech on the occasion of Eidul Fitr. Sarjan Barkati became famous after he introduced new styles of raising pro-Azadi slogans in the wake of martyrdom of youth leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani in July 2016.

On the other hand, the Secretary of All Parties Hurriyat Conference human rights affairs, Arshad Aziz, in a statement issued in Srinagar sought the immediate intervention by the United Nations Council for Human Rights to stop the genocide in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The United Peace Alliance, a conglomerate of several resistance organizations in Jammu, in a statement, also demanded release of Kashmiri prisoners amid rising Covid cases in jails.