Srinagar: Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday castigated the government for detaining the Joint Resistance Leadership and said that they were put behind bars as they would have exposed the ‘NIA drama’ in Kashmir.
“Yasin in jail,Geelani sb & myself house arrested, roads leading to our homes sealed, curfew imposed, just to stop us from exposing the NIA drama!,” tweeted Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday.
The leaders were scheduled to fly to New Delhi to stage a sit-in outside NIA headquarter and court arrest there.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani were placed under house arrest while Yasin Malik was arrested and shifted to Central Jail Srinagar by authorities.
Meanwhile, normal life was paralyzed in the Downtown area of the city due to curbs and restrictions imposed by the government. The restrictions remained in vogue in areas falling under the jurisdiction of six police stations including Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Maisuma, MR Gunj and Safakadal.
(With inputs from CNS)