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Mirwaiz placed under house arrest ahead of ‘human rights week’ protests

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Government Monday placed Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest to prevent him from participating in candle light vigil against “human rights violations”.

A spokesperson of the amalgam said that a posse of police reached Mirwaiz’s Nigeen residence and detained him inside.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of which Mirwaiz is a part beside Syed Ali Geelani and Yasin Malik have urged people to observe human rights week beginning from today till December 9.

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