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Separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq placed under house arrest ahead of protests

Protest is over detention of Dukhtaran-e-Milan chief Asiya Andrabi under Public Safety Act

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. PTI Photo
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. PTI Photo

Authorities on Friday placed moderate Hurriyat group chairman under house arrest ahead of separatist called protests here.

Separatists have called for post Friday prayer demonstrations in the to protest the detention of Dukhtaran-e-Milan chief under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Asiya and her deputy Fahmeeda Sofi were booked under the early this week. They are in a jail in Jammu.

A police team arrived at Mirwaiz's Nigeen residence early in the morning and informed him that he could not move out on Friday, sources close to the senior separatist leader said.

Senior hardline separatist leader continues to remain under house arrest inside his uptown Hyderpora residence here.

First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 13:14 IST