Geelani placed under house arrest
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 19:31
  
Srinagar: Chairman of the breakaway faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani was on Thursday placed under house arrest as a precautionary measure ahead of a protest march here tomorrow, police said.

Geelani, who had called for a march at Sonawar near here to protest against the continued deployment of army in the state, was placed under house arrest this morning, they said.

The step was taken as a precautionary measure with authorities expressing fear the march may turn violent.

Yesterday, the hardline Hurriyat faction leader has called for a foot march to UN office here, alleging human rights violations in the state.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 19:31


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