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Afzal issue: Hurriyat leader arrested

Zaffar Abdul Fatah was put under house arrest to prevent him from taking out rallies supporting clemency for Afzal.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2006 13:33 IST

Hurriyat Conference leader Zaffar Abdul Fatah was put under house arreston Fridayto prevent him from taking out rallies supporting clemency for Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.

A police team arrived at Fatah's residence, who is also the chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement, in the wee hourson Fridayand informed him about the restrictions on his movements outside his home for the day, officials said.

Fatah, who belongs to the moderate faction of the conference, was put under house arrest as his party had planned to take out rallies in support of commutation of death sentence of Guru, who has been held guilty in the Parliament attack case, they said.