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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.


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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