Mirwaiz Umer placed under house arrest

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Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Senior Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was put under house arrest on Tuesday to prevent his participation in a seminar organised to mark the completion of one year in prison of separatist leaders booked by the National Investigation Agency.

A police party came to the city outskirts Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz in the morning and informed him that he cannot move out.

Mirwaiz Umer was scheduled to attend a seminar in Abi Guzar area here organised by the joint residence leadership (JRL) separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer and Yasin Malik.

–IANS

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