Mon, 20 May 2013 13:15:00 GMT | By IANS

Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar

Mirwaiz's movements have been restricted to maintain law and order ahead of a march to the Eidgah


Mirwaiz placed under house arrest in Srinagar (© Reuters)

Srinagar: Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, chairperson of the moderate faction of Jammu and Kashmir's separatist Hurriyat Conference, was placed under house arrest Monday, a day before the group has called for a march to the Eidgah here.

Mirwaiz's movements have been restricted to maintain law and order, a police official said.  The moderate Hurriyat group has called for a march to the martyrs' graveyard in Eidgah area to commemorate the death anniversaries of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq (the Mirwaiz's father) and Abdul Gani Lone.

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