Noose Tightens On Freedom Camp

28 April 2009
Greater Kashmir

Srinagar: As soon as Mirwaiz Umar Farooq reached his Nigeen residence after chairing Hurriyat’s meeting at Rajbagh headquarters, police placed him under house arrest. Talking to Greater Kashmir by phone, Mirwaiz said a large contingent of police cordoned off his house. “They told me I can’t move out. The government’s seems to be frustrated by our peaceful campaign against the elections. But we won’t bow under the pressure,” he said. A Hurriyat spokesman said authorities put under house arrest senior leader, Dr Ghulam Nabi Hubbi. Authorities had also placed Hurriyat leaders, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Javid Ahmad Mir under house arrest and raided the house of media advisor, Saleem Geelani. The Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani and chairman of JKLF Muhammad Yaseen Malik have been under house arrest for past several days.