Monday, November 29, 1999

Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz detained for marching to UN office

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Srinagar, June 17 (PTI) Chairman of Moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq was today detained along with a number of colleagues for violating prohibitory orders clamped in the city by marching to the UN office here, officials said. They were, however, set free in the evening. The leaders were detained when they were heading towards the office of the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan at Sonawar to submit a memorandum regarding alleged "unabated" human rights violations in Kashmir. Earlier, the Mirwaiz and executive committee members of the Amalgam, including Abdul Ghani Bhat, Bilal Ghani Lone, Mohammad Abdullah Tari, Maulana Masroor Abbas Aansari, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Zaffar Akbar Bhat, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Aga Syed Hassan Alsafvi Almoosvi were detained at tourist reception centre here. The police asked Mirwaiz and his colleagues to disperse as prohibitory orders were clamped in the city but when they refused, they swung into action and forcibly bundled them into a vehicle and took them to the Khotibagh police station. As the news about their detention spread, shopkeepers downed their shutters as a mark of protest, officials said, adding people came out on roads and staged demonstrations. Groups of youth pelted stones on passing vehicles at several areas of the old city, affecting transport services, they said. Stone-pelters clashed with police at Kawdara and Rajourikdal areas but there was no report of injuries, they added.

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