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Geelani, Mirwaiz not allowed to march to Shopian

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

Top separatist leaders Syed Alishah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were detained by the police on Wednesday when they defied house arrest restrictions and tried to take out a solidarity march to Shopian where 13 terrorists and 4 stone-pelters were killed in encounters with security forces earlier this week.

The separatists had announced that they would defy house arrest and march to Shopian.

Police did not let Geelani come on the street and confined him his home at Hyderpura. Geelani was freed on Friday last but was again put under house arrest on Sunday when he tried to come out in support of those killed in the encounters.

The Mirwaiz was detained as soon as he came out of his house in Nageen locality leading a procession. He was taken in a jeep to the nearby police station.

However, he addressed his supporters and demanded resolution of the Kashmir issue.

Restrictions continued to be clamped in the Kashmir valley in view of the Shopian march call of separatists.