Mirwaiz placed under house arrest to prevent him from leading protest against civilian killing

Chairman of the Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest on Friday to prevent him from leading any protest march against the civilian killing during a cordon and search operation in Srinagar on Thursday.

A heavy contingent of the police arrived at Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and placed him under house arrest, said a spokesman.

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Mirwaiz was planning to lead a rally from Jama Masjid to Noorbagh after Friday prayers against the killing of Saleem Malik during a cordon-and-search-operation yesterday, he said.

Earlier, Chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik was arrested Friday to prevent him from protesting against the killing of a Saleem Malik, who was killed by the armed forces during a search operation in Noorbagh.

Joint Resistance Leadership has called for shutdown and protests today against the killing of Saleem Malik.

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