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Mirwaiz under house arrest, no relief for Geelani in Srinagar

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Srinagar | Saturday, Jan 13 2018 IST
 
Moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq remained under house arrest since Friday evening in the summer capital of Srinagar. Meanwhile, there was no relief for chairman of hardline HC Syed Ali Shah Geelani who remained under house arrest.A spokesman for the HC said security forces and police personnel have been deployed outside the Nigeen house of Mirwaiz last evening. The amalgam chairman was informed that he cannot leave till further orders since he has been again put under house arrest. The move by the authorities came following strike called by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), consisting separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik on Saturday against civilian killings in the Valley.''Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, the Mirwaiz wrote, ''I have just been placed under #HouseArrest again.'' The Mirwaiz further wrote, ''Space for resistance stands completely choked. The leadership is constantly under house arrest or in jails to prevent them from reaching out.The government considers even simple meetings and indoor seminars as a threat.Even religious gatherings are constantly prohibited!''

Meanwhile, Mr Geelani also remained under house arrest since April last year as a large number of security forces and state police personnel remained deployed outside his Hyderpora house in the uptown. UNI BAS SV 1103

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