Separatist leaders under house arrest in Srinagar
Srinagar: Senior separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, were on Tuesday placed under house arrest to prevent them from visiting the restive Kashmir town of Sopore, where a youth died in police custody last week.
While Geelani, who heads the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference, was under arrest in his upscale Hyderpora residence, moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Farooq was confined to his Nigeen residence. Another senior separatist leader, Shabir Shah of the Democratic Freedom Party was also placed house arrest here.
No such restrictions have been placed on Mehbooba Mufti, president of the opposition People`s Democratic Party (PDP), officials said.
Mehbooba was restrained from visiting Sopore on Monday. She wanted to visit the family of 26-year-old Nazim Rashid alias Anjum, who died in police custody during the intervening night of July 30 and 31.
Besides taking disciplinary action against a senior police officer and suspending three cops who were on duty when the youth`s death in police custody occurred, the state government has also ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.
Businesses, educational institutions, markets, banks and post offices continued to be closed in Sopore town for the second consecutive day on Tuesday to protest the custodial death.
Traffic, however, plied in Sopore town after remaining suspended on Monday. Life in other cities and towns of the valley was normal.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Complete analysis of APJ Abdul Kalam's life and achievements
- 6 leaders were in contact with Dawood Ibrahim till 26/11: Report
- Rameswaram waits to give final salute to Dr Abdul Kalam
- Last rites of Gurdaspur attack martyr Baljit Singh in Kapurthala
- SC order on Yakub Memon huge disappointment, setback: Owaisi
- When UN declared Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's 79th birthday as World Students' Day
- APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral: Why Rameswaram was chosen over New Delhi?
- SC refuses stay on Yakub Memon's hanging: As it happened
- New SC bench to hear 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon's plea on Wednesday
- APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral to be held in Rameswaram; PM Modi to attend