Mirwaiz places under house arrest

Srinagar

Government on Tuesday placed Hurriyat Conference (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest, reports said on Tuesday.

His aide Shahid-ul-Islam was also detained at his residence, they said.

KL FilevPhoto by Bilal Bhadur

A spokesperson of the amalgam told Kashmir Life that Mirwaiz was placed under house arrest late last evening.

He said that Mirwaiz was scheduled to attend a function of joint resistance leaders to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of late Moulana Yusuf Shah at Aali Masjid later in the day.

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