Police detains Mirwaiz, Geelani continues under house arrest

Senior separatist leader of the hardliner faction of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani waves to his supporters outside his house as he arrives to participate in a march towards an army base in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. A strict curfew, a series of communication blackouts and a tightening crackdown have failed to stop some of Kashmir's largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, triggered by the killing of a popular rebel commander on July 8. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)


SRINAGAR, JAN 13 (PTK):  Police on Friday detainedHurriyat Conference (m) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at her Nigeen residence, while octogenarian Hurriyat patriarch Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house detention since 2010.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested on Saturday. Meanwhile, reports said that police late Friday night detained Dukhtaran Millat Chairwomen Asiya Andrabi at her home.

Pertinently, the resistance leaders have called for a complete shutdown on Saturday against the recent civilian killing in Kashmir.

Authorities also imposed curfew-like restrictions in 7 seven police station areas of Srinagar. The areas where restrictions have been imposed include Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, M R Gunj, and partial in Maisuma, Kralkhud police stations to thwart attempts of protest.

Paramilitary forces including cops of Jammu and Kashmir police have been deployed at all the entry and exit points of these areas to restrict the movement in the area. (PTK)