Government on Monday placed many resistance leaders under house arrest to foil a sit-in called to highlight “plight of prisoners” in the Valley.
Senior resistance leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Asiya Andrabi were placed under preventive detention.
The spokesperson of Hurriyat (M) Shahid-ul-Islam has also been put under house arrest.
While Mirwaiz Umar, Asiya Andrabi and Shahid-ul-Islam were placed under house arrest, Malik and War have been shifted to Central Jail and Kothibagh police station.
Meanwhile, restrictions have been imposed in and around Gaw Kadal and Maisuma areas to prevent the sit-in.
The sit-in was called to highlight the plight of prisoners in different jails of the state.