Geelani, Mirwaiz, Malik barred from travelling to New Delhi, detained


SRINAGAR, The government on Saturday barred Kashmir’s joint separatist leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik from travelling to New Delhi by detaining them, even as strict restrictions on movement of people remained in force for the second consecutive day in areas falling under six police stations in Srinagar.

A police official said that chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest last night, while JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested from his Maisuma residence around midnight and shifted to Central Jail Srinagar. The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani continued to remain under house detention at his residence.Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik were supposed to fly to Delhi on Saturday and stage protest outside NIA headquarters there and court arrest. “The NIA has let loose a reign of terror across Jammu and Kashmir.