Fearing protests, authorities put Mirwaiz under house arrest

Srinagar : Fearing protests or any untoward incident, authorities on Friday put Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest in Srinagar.

Reports said a police party on today morning arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and placed him under detention.

Earlier the Hurriyat spokesman said that Mirwaiz was scheduled to deliver a sermon on the occasion of Ashoora and pay tributes to Iman Hussain (RA)  and Martyrs of Karbala at Alam Sahab, Narwara today from 3.30 to Asr prayers.

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