Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

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Srinagar: Authorities on Monday placed Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from attending a seminar in this capital city.

Mirwaiz, according to a spokesman was placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence early this morning by cops to prevent him from attending Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) organised seminar in Abu Guzar locality of this capital city later in the day. The head office of Awami Action Committee (AAC) in Rajouri Kadal locality of Old City was also sealed by the cops

“Placed under #HouseArrest ahead of JRL seminar on completion of 1 year of arbitrary arrest by NIA of Hurriyat leaders and activists! members from civil society, trade bodies and legal fraternity are expected to attend the seminar if it’s allowed!,” Mirwaiz posted from his twitter handle.