Srinagar: The authorities on Wednesday evening placed Hurriyat (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 night and put him under house confinement. Meanwhile, amalgam leader Engineer Hilal Ahmad War has also been placed under house arrest.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chief Yasin Malik was arrested to prevent him from leading any protests against the civilian killings. A spokesman of the JKLF said that a police party arrived at the Maisuma residence of Malik and detained him.