Malik, Mirwaiz released, no relief for Geelani

Srinagar: Chairman moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and chief of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yaseen Malik were released from house arrest and detention.
There was no relief for chairman of hardline HC Syed Ali Shah Geelani who remained under house arrest.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik had called for a general strike and protests after Friday against the killing of a 24-year-old Mohammad Saleem Malik in security force action during Cordoned and search Operation (CASO) at Noorbagh in the down town Thursday.
Malik was arrested from his Maisuma early yesterday to prevent him from leading protest march in the civil lines.
However, Malik was released last night, a spokesman of the front said.
Meanwhile, large number of security forces and state police personnel who were deployed outside the Nigeen house of Mirwaiz yesterday morning to prevent him from moving out have been withdrawn last night. The HC chairman was informed that he can move outside his residence since restrictions have been lifted.



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