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J&K: Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrested for defying house arrest

Speed News Desk | First published: 28 October 2016, 14:53 IST
J&K: Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrested for defying house arrest

Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was arrested today along with two of his associates for defying his house arrest orders, ahead of Friday prayers.

This is not for the first time the separatist leader has been detained and placed under house arrest. On 28 August, Farooq was arrested for the first time after being place under house arrest.

Meanwhile, authorities today imposed curfew in some parts of Srinagar city to prevent post-prayer protests.

The police said curfew has been imposed in old city Nowhatta area while restrictions would remain in force in other parts to maintain law and order.

For the 112th consecutive day, life across the Valley remained paralysed due to the separatist called protest shutdown which is now extended till 3 November.

--With agency inputs

First published: 28 October 2016, 14:53 IST
 
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