JRL sit-in: Mirwaiz defies house arrest, detained

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday arrested Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and detained him at SP office Hazratbal.

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Mirwaiz, who was under house detention tried to march towards city centre Lalchowk where he was scheduled toparticipate in a protest sit-in against Kulgam killings.

Witnesses said that as Mirwaiz came out of his Nigeen residence, a posse of police barred him from moving ahead and bundled him into a police vehicle. He was later taken to SP office Hazratbal and detained there.

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