Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sat,22 Nov 2014

Kashmir separatists under house arrest

IANS  Srinagar, August 15, 2014
First Published: 09:31 IST(15/8/2014) | Last Updated: 11:04 IST(15/8/2014)

Authorities on Friday placed prominent separatist leaders in the Kashmir Valley under house arrest and imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar ahead of Independency Day celebrations.

After they called for a protest shutdown on Friday across the Valley, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Shabir Shah were put under house arrest here.

As a preventive measure, restrictions were imposed in the Old City areas of Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, MR Gunj and Safa Kadal.

"These are preventive measures. There is no restriction on bonafide movement anywhere in the city," a police officer told IANS.

Security forces have been deployed all across Srinagar, the summer capital of the state and the urban hub of the separatist campaign.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement
more from Jammu and Kashmir

BJP only viable option: Jitendra Singh

Minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office, Jitendra Singh on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party is the only viable democratic option for self-respecting people, particularly in a state like Jammu and Kashmir.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved