Hurriyat Leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq placed under house arrest

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq
File Photo of Mirwaiz Umer Farooq

Srinagar, July 24: Senior Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was put under house arrest on Tuesday to prevent his participation in a seminar organised to mark the completion of one year in prison of separatist leaders booked by the National Investigation Agency. A police party came to the city outskirts Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz in the morning and informed him that he cannot move out. Mirwaiz Umer was scheduled to attend a seminar in Abi Guzar area here organised by the joint residence leadership (JRL) separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer and Yasin Malik. (IANS)