Srinagar, July 25: Police on Monday arrested the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq outside his Nageen residence on city outskirts here.
Reports said that as soon as Mirwaiz stepped outside his residence to move towards Anantnag (Islamabad) a huge contingent of Police prevented him from moving ahead and arrested him. Mirwaiz has been lodged at Nageen Police station.
Chairman APHC Syed Ali Geelani arrested by police outside his residence at New Airport Road and was taken to Police Station, Humhama. He was arrested when he tried to march towards Anantnag.
Pertinently separatist leadership had asked people to move towards south Kashmir’s Anantnag (Islamabad) district and participate in a rally to be held at Lal Chowk there after the Zuhar (afternoon) prayers to express solidarity with people there and pay tributes to the recent martyrs.