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Top separatist leaders released in Kashmir

J&K Govt released three separatist leaders, including Jamaat-e-Islamia leader Syed Geelani and moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq arrested a week ago. Spl Coverage: Amarnath row

india Updated: Sep 01, 2008 21:07 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Government on Monday night released three separatist leaders including fire-brand Jamaat-e-Islamia leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq arrested a week ago.

Official sources said Geelani, the Mirwaiz and JKLF Chief Yaseen Malik were released this evening following a decision by the Government.

The three were arrested on August 24 and 25 after the separatists had given a call for a march to Lal Chowk to protest against the alleged economic blockade to the valley and withdrawal of 'black' laws.