Senior separatist leader from Jammu and Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was detained by the police on Friday after he broke his house arrest orders to join a protest rally in Anantnag.
As Hurriyat Conference leader, Mirwaiz, came out of his Nigeen residence on the city outskirts, police deployed outside his house prevented him from moving out and again placed him under house arrest.
The protest was organised against against the killing of terrorists in South Kashmir.
Curfew-like restrictions were imposed downtown Srinagar and Anantnag, as precautionary measure.
Syed Alishah Geelani is already under house arrest and Yasin Malik is lodged in the Central Jail.
The Mirwaiz accused the government of not letting the separatists hold “peaceful” protest.
Earlier, the Hurriyat leader had announced on Twitter that he would defy his house arrest and march to Anantnag “to show solidarity with the people of south Kashmir”.
Will defy house arrest today at 12.30 and try to march towards Islambad as per the programme of JRL to show solidarity with the people of south Kashmir who continue to bear the severe brunt of occupation!
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) December 15, 2017
The Army has launched the “Operation All Out” to eliminate terrorists in South Kashmir.
Train services and internet services were suspended there as a precautionary measure