Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was on Thursday put under house arrest in Srinagar, sources said.
The arrest comes a day before when Mirwaiz had asked people to observe Friday in solidarity with Rohingya Muslims.
Reports said that Mirwaiz was told by police this morning that he cannot move out of his Nigeen residence as he has been put under house arrest.
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been killed and as many have fled Myanmar in fresh violence against the persecuted community.
Protests were held in Kashmiri for last few days in solidarity with the Rohingyas.