Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar

Authorities on Thursday evening placed Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest.
Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar
Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar

Authorities on Thursday evening placed Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest.

Sources said that a posse of policemen was deployed outside the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz to prevent him from moving out.

The detention comes as authorities announced to impose restrictions in Downtown Srinagar, including Nowhatta area that houses the historic Jamia Masjid.

Mirwaiz addresses the faithful at the mosque every Friday.

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