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Hurriyat Conference leader Geelani arrested

Chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani was arrested from his residence in Srinagar on Wednesday, in the midst of an agitation over the death of two women in Kashmir Valley.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2009 18:19 IST
PTI

Chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani was arrested from his residence in Srinagar on Wednesday, in the midst of an agitation over the death of two women in Kashmir Valley.

Geelani, 79, who had called for strike and protests after bodies of two women were found on Saturday in Shopian, was arrested by police minutes before he was scheduled to address a press conference at his Hyderpora residence on Srinagar-Airport road at 4 pm.

The separatist leader was under house arrest since April 12.

First Published: Jun 03, 2009 18:14 IST