Geelani arrested at Srinagar Airport

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Police arrested Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman, Syed Ali Geelani, on Srinagar Airport as he arrived from New Delhi on Saturday.

“A large contingent of Police arrested Geelani, and took him to his residence where he was informed that he can’t move out,” Hurriyat (G) spokesman, Ayaz Akbar told Kashmir Life.

Geelani had gone to New Delhi for medical checkup on January 21.

Earlier, he was put under house arrest on December 5, 2013 after set free from a long house detention of 235 days for about a month during which he addressed many public meetings.

Meanwhile, taking forward its crackdown against the separatists, ahead of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru’s anniversaries, police Saturday morning arrested Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, activist Syed Imtyaz Hyder from his residence in district Budgam. Mohammad Yasin Attai and Bashir Ahmad are also among the arrestees who have been detained in different Police stations.

Police have also arrested a number of youth from almost all the parts of valley including Tariq Ahmad Gani, of Memender Shopian. According to sources more than two hundred arrests have been made during the last three day including Hurriyat (JK) leaders Shabir Shah, Nayeem Khan and Mushtaq-ul-Islam. JKLF chairman, M Yasin Malik has gone underground to avoid arrest.

Police sources told Kashmir Life that the arrests are being made to maintain law and order on February 9, 10 and 11.

Separatists have called for shutdown and protests on February 9, 10 and 11 to press for the demand of the return of the remains of Bhat and Guru.

Bhat and Guru were hanged and buried in Tihar jail before 30 and one years respectively.

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