Yasin Malik, Umar Farooq put under house arrest in Srinagar

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik and Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were put under house arrest here today to prevent them from leading rallies on the occasion of Eid tomorrow.

According to reports, several other top separatist leaders, including Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Shabir Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan, have also been kept under house arrest to prevent them from leading rallies on Eid tomorrow.

Meanwhile, internet services have also been shut down in view of apprehension of misuse of data services by anti-national elements on Eid.