Hurriyat Chairman Ali Geelani arrested

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All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani was arrested by the police in Srinagar on Monday (today).

Geelani was arrested by police at New Airport Road outside his Humhama residence, a Hurriyat spokesman said. He said the leader, whom the police had kept under house arrest, was then taken to Police Station Humhama.

The separatists had called for a march to Anantnag district, which has seen the highest number of deaths in the ongoing unrest in the Indian- held Kashmir. Geelani tried to march towards Anantnag and participate in a rally to be held at Lal Chowk there to express solidarity with people, the spokesman said.