In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities placed the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest, today, hours ahead of his scheduled address at the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.
The forum spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said that a police party reached the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and asked him not to come out. He said that the action was aimed at preventing the Mirwaiz from leading protests after the Juma prayers. The authorities also imposed strict restrictions in many parts of Srinagar to prevent people from staging demonstrations.
The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for peaceful protests after Juma prayers against the recent killings by the troops in the territory.