Mirwaiz detention extended to Oct 31


Srinagar—Authorities on Monday extended the detention of incarcerated Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq until October 31, sources said. Mirwaiz is detained in a Cheshmashahi forest hut turned into a sub jail since August 26 when he was formally arrested after his house detention. “Authorities today got an extension in the detention of Mirwaiz sahib from some magistrate,” media advisor to Mirwaiz, advocate Shahid-ul-Islam told Rising Kashmir during his house detention. Shahid also said that Mirwaiz has been kept in solitary confinement at Cheshmashahi. Frontline separatist leaders, SAS Geelani, Mirwiaz and Muhammad Yasin Malik are jointly spearheading the ongoing uprising. While Geelani is undergoing house detention, Mirwaiz and Malik have been lodged in jails.—RK