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Ahead of their protest at New Delhi, Hurriyat leaders placed under house arrest on Saturday morning.

September 09, 2017 12:50 PM
Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik

“They were mobilizing people for rally to create law and order problem: Authorities

Srinagar, Sep 09 (KNS): Hours before the Hurriyat leaders were scheduled to fly to New Delhi to protest before NIA headquarters, authorities have arrested them citing that the leaders were “mobilizing people for rally to create law and order problem” in the summer capital.

Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were put under house arrest, while Yasin Malik was jailed in Kothibagh police station, police said.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Munir Khan told KNS that the separatists were mobilizing people to take a rally from Jamia Masjid, Maisuma to Hyderpora before moving towards New Delhi.
“The people were being mobilized by the separatists’ leaders for a rally, which would create law and order problem and disturb normal life and peace in Srinagar. So to maintain peace and law and order, we have put the separatists under detention,” Khan told KNS.

“Had they moved normally like passengers go, we would have no problem in allowing them to go wherever they wanted to go. But we cannot allow anyone to disturb law and order and peace in the state,” the IGP said.

Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik had on Wednesday announced to go to New Delhi and hold a sit-in protest at NIA headquarters and court arrest there against the NIA raids on Hurriyat leaders and businessmen.

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