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 rowUpdated: 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.