HC on streets in support of Afzal Guru, Shabir among 12 arrested

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Srinagar, Jan 18 (UNI) About a dozen Hurriyat Conference (Mirwaiz) leaders, including Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan were taken into preventive custody when they took to streets in the city in support of Mohammad Afzal Guru, facing death sentence in December 13, 2001 Parliament attack case.

The Hurriyat leaders took out a procession from amalgam headquarter at Rajbagh, raising slogans demanding the release of Guru.

As the processionists marching towards Lal Chowk, reached Zero bridge, police stopped them. However, when Hurriyat leaders insisted that they should be allowed to go to Lal Chowk, they were put in waiting police vehicles.

They were later taken to police station Rajbagh.

Those arrested included Shabir Ahmad Shah, who joined the amalgam recently, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Bashir Ahmad Tota, Zafar Akbar and Yaseem Raja.

However, Sheikh Abdul Aziz, who also joined Hurriyat last week, gave a slip to police along with some supporters and staged a dharna at Regal Chowk for some time.

The processionists were raising the slogans that Guru was innocent and demanded his immediate release.

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