Police on Thursday evening detained a number of pro-freedom leaders and activists at their houses to foil their proposed protest programme on Friday.
Police placed Hurriyat (G) leader, Shabir Shah under house arrest today evening, Hurriyat spokesperson Ayaz Akbar told Kashmir Reader. He added that he himself was detained at his home. “Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Raja Meiraj ul din Kalwal, Ashraf Laya and Umar Adil Dar were also placed under house arrest,” Akbar said. Pertinently, joint resistance leadership has called for shutdown and protests on Friday. Sources said that police have also put Zafar Akbar Bhat under house arrest.—KR