Mirwaiz put under house arrest

Srinagar: Authorities on Friday placed Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest ahead of his scheduled visit to Charar-e-Sharif shrine.

“A posse of policemen arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and informed him of his detention” a spokesman of the party said.

Mirwaiz was scheduled to address the Friday congregation at Charar-e-Sharif in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

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