Geelani Defies Restriction, Arrested

KL Report

Srinagar

Police arrested Hurriyat conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani when he defied the house arrest orders and came out of his residence to go to Sopore for condoling the family of Afzal Guru and Tahir Rasool Sofi. Geelani was taken to police post Humhama.

Geelani had yesterday announced to go to Sopore for offering Friday prayers and to visit the residence of Afzal Guru and Tahir Rasool. Guru was hanged on February 9, and Tahir was killed allegedly by army during a protest demonstration later.

Hurriyat(G) sources told Kashmir Life that as soon as Geelani came out of his residence, the large contingent of police arrested and shifted him to police post Humhama.

Geelani is undergoing house arrest since he returned from New Delhi.

Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has also been put under house arrest since the day he returned from New Delhi. Both the leaders were spent many days under house arrest in New Delhi as well just after the hanging of Afzal Guru.

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