Authorities place Mirwaiz under house arrest

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Srinagar: Authorities on Friday detained Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence, sources said.

“Mirwaiz was scheduled to give special sermon on Ashura at Narwara area of the old city however a posse of policemen reached his residence and informed him about his detention,” they said.

The house arrest of Mirwaiz comes ahead of weekly Friday congregational prayers.