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Syed Ali Shah Geelani put under house arrest

PTI  Srinagar, March 07, 2013
First Published: 20:18 IST(7/3/2013) | Last Updated: 21:16 IST(7/3/2013)

Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani was put under house arrest today at his Hyderpora residence soon after his return from the national capital, official sources said.

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Geelani, who returned home after spending nearly three months in Delhi, was escorted home by a police party from Srinagar airport, they said.

The hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference had been informed about his house arrest, the sources said.

On hearing the news, a handful of Geelani's supporters indulged in stone-pelting outside the residence of the separatist leader resulting in injuries to a cameraman of a TV news agency, they said.

Several other separatist leaders, including chairman of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, were placed under house arrest following the death of a Kashmiri youth in Hyderabad on March two.


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