Fearing protests, authorities put Mirwaiz under house arrest

Srinagar

Fearing protests or any untoward incident, authorities on Friday put Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest in Srinagar.

Reports said a police party on today morning arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and placed him under detention.

Earlier the Hurriyat spokesman said that Mirwaiz was scheduled to deliver a sermon on the occasion of Ashoora and pay tributes to Iman Hussain (RA)  and Martyrs of Karbala at Alam Sahab, Narwara today from 3.30 to Asr prayers

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