Srinagar, October 20 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the puppet authorities placed the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest, today, ahead of his scheduled visit to Charar-e-Sharif shrine.

A spokesman for the forum in a statement in Srinagar said that a posse of Indian policemen arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and informed him of his detention.

The Mirwaiz was scheduled to address the Friday congregation at Charar-e-Sharif in Budgam district, today, in view of 598th death anniversary of Sheikh-ul-Alam, Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA).

The puppet authorities also continue to put the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, under house detention.

The house arrest of the leaders is aimed at preventing them from leading demonstrations against braid-chopping incidents in the territory. The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for the demonstrations after Juma prayers, today.

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