Eidgah Chalo foiled, Geelani, Mirwaiz detained

Kashmir unrest

Srinagar: With Kashmir continues to remain on boil, authorities today detained Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani when he tried to lead a march towards Eidgah.

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was also arrested and taken to Nigeen police station when he tried to come out of his residence to head towards the Eidgah. Geelani was taken to the Humhama Police Station after being detained from outside his residence at New Airport Road here.

The authorities had imposed curfew across the city to prevent a separatists’ protest march.

The police said strict curfew will remain in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts while restrictions will continue in parts of Srinagar, Kupwara, Sopore and Baramulla.

According to reports, all senior separatist leaders including Yasin Malik, Nayeem Khan and Shabir Shah, have been either placed under house arrest or taken into preventive custody by the authorities ever since the ongoing unrest started in the Valley since July 9. (PTK)

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