Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Srinagar, Nov 26: Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest on Sunday, a day ahead of the protest shutdown called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL).
A spokesman of the outfit said that a posse of policemen arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and placed him under house arrest.
The detention comes a day ahead of the protest shutdown called by the JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik.
Shutdown has been called as a mark of solidarity with Kashmiri prisoners lodged in various jails, in and outside the state.
The leadership alleged that Kashmiri political prisoners are ill-treated in these jails.