Four days after release, separatist Mirwaiz Umar arrested again

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New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2016 4:00 PM

Authorities imposed curfew in some parts of Srinagar earlier in the day.

Mirwaiz Umar has been accused of defying house detention ahead of Friday prayers.(PTI)Mirwaiz Umar has been accused of defying house detention ahead of Friday prayers.(PTI)

Four days after he was release, separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar, who was under house detention was once gain arrested on Friday. He has been accused of defying house detention ahead of Friday prayers. Reports said that the separatist leader has been shifted to SP office in Hazratbal. This wasn’t the first time that Mirwaiz Umar was arrested.

In the meantime, the authorities imposed curfew in some parts of Srinagar, earlier in the day to prevent post prayer protests. The curfew has been imposed in Nowhatta area of the city while restrictions would remain in force in other parts to prevent any untowered incident.

He was shifted to a makeshift detention centre on August 27, in the of Zabarwan range from a city hospital. He was detained a day before he was detained while coming out of his residence residence in Srinager to march onEidgah grounds where the separatists had planned to hold a rally on August 26. Since then he remained lodged in a cottage in Chashmashahi near the Raj Bhavan.

Mirwaiz is among three senior separatist leaders who have issued protest calendars for the people the Valley after the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahedin commander Burhan Wani on July 8.

Life in the valley has remained paralysed since separatist called protest shutdown since the last 112 consecutive days, which has been extended till November 3.

At least 100 people have lost their lives and thousands wounded during this period. Nearly 9,000 people been arrested by the police during the unrest in the valley.

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