Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Srinagar, Publish Date: Jul 6 2018

Authorities on Friday placed Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from leading any rallies on the second death anniversary of slain militant commander Burhan Wani.

A police party arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz early in the morning and put him under house confinement, said a spokesman.

In a tweet, Mirwaiz said that restrictions were imposed in Downtown Srinagar while he was placed under house detention.

“Restrictions imposed in Downtown Srinagar, #JamaMasjid under seige, crackdown on #Hurriyat leadership.Yasin arrested, I am placed under #House Arrest, Geelani Sb continues to be under #House Detention. Hurriyat activists houses raided, scores of youth picked up & detained by authorities!” tweeted the Mirwaiz.

Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for Kashmir-wide shutdown and a public meeting in Wani’s Tral on July 8.