Ahead of JRL’s shutdown call, Mirwaiz placed under house arrest

Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday evening placed Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest at his Nigeen residence ahead of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) call for protest against the slapping of PSA slapping on Yasin Malik, arrest of activists across the state and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami.

“Heavy contingent of police arrived at Mirwaiz Manzil Nigeen & placed Mirwaiz sb under house arrest,” said spokesman.

JRL has called for a shutdown on Friday against the arrest spree, ban on Jamat-e-Islami and slapping of Public Safety Act (PSA) on JKLF chief Yasin Malik.

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