Govt places Mirwaiz under house arrest


Authorities on Friday placed Hurriyat conference (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest.

Pertinently, Mirwaiz was placed under house arrest on last Friday (Juma-tul-vida) as well and he was not even allowed to deliver his sermon on Eid.

KL FilevPhoto by Bilal Bhadur
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Kashmir’s head priest, delivers a Friday sermon in the file picture at Jami Masjid Srinagar. KL Image/Bilal Bhadur

Joint resistance leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have called for protests after Friday prayers against the US State Department for announcing Hizb chief, Syed Salahuddin as “a global terrorist”.

United Jihad Council (UJC), an amalgam of the militant outfits headed by Salahuddin has also called for the same kind of protests.

Authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar parts coming under five police stations to “maintain law and order”.

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