Srinagar: Chairman of Moderate Hurriyat
Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq along with his nearly a dozen
colleagues was Thursday detained by police for violating
prohibitory orders clamped in the city, officials said.
Mirwaiz along with executive members of the Amalgam,
including Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Ghani Lone, Mohammad
Abdullah Tari, Maulana Masroor Abbas Aansari, Nayeem Ahmad
Khan, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Aga Syed Hassan
Mirwaiz and others were detained at tourist reception
centre here when they were heading towards the office of the
United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan
at Sonawar to submit a memorandum regarding alleged "unabated"
human rights violations in Kashmir, they said.
The police first asked Mirwaiz and his colleagues to
disperse as prohibitory orders were clamped in the city but
when they refused, the police swung into action and forcibly
bundled them into a vehicle and lodged them in Khotibagh
police station, they said.