Mirwaiz placed under house arrest ahead of ‘Human Rights Week’


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Chairman Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest on Monday morning to prevent him from taking part in candlelight vigil against human rights violations in Kashmir, a spokesman said.

Mirwaiz was detained today morning at his residence in Nigeen area of Srinagar, the spokesman added.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has urged people to observe human rights week from today.

The leaders have asked people to lit candles and torchlights after evening prayers from Dec 3-9  to highlight human rights abuses in Kashmir.


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