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Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Mirwaiz, others detained in occupied Kashmir


Srinagar, December 28, 2017 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and many other Hurriyat leaders were detained by the Indian authorities in Srinagar and other areas of the territory, today.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was scheduled to address a religious gathering at Dastgeer Sahab (RA) shrine at Khanyar in Srinagar. However, the authorities placed him under house arrest to prevent him from participating in the annual Urs of Sufi saint Syed, Abdul Qadir Jeelani (RA).

The authorities also arrested Hurriyat leaders including Bilal Ahmad Sidduiqui, Omar Aadil Dar, Molvi Bashir Irfani and Zafar Akbar Butt, while Mukhtar Ahmad Waza is already detained Saddar Police Station in Islamabad.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549
Fax: +92-51-4861736