Mirwaiz detained at home, Malik arrested

Mirwaiz detained at home, Malik arrested
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Srinagar, Jun 21: The authorities have placed Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest at his Nigeen residence in view of the strike call given by Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) against the killing of three civilians in South Kashmir and assassination of prominent journalist Syed Shujaat Bukhari.

“A police party arrived at Mirwaiz’s Nigeen residence late last night and put him under house confinement,” a statement said on Thursday.

Meanwhile, police arrested JKLF chairman, Mohammad Yasin Malik from his Maisuma residence.

Mirwaiz and Malik along with octogenarian Syed Ali Geelani, who is undergoing house detention since long, had called for a shutdown today.