Geelani still under house-arrest in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jul 5 (UNI) Chairman of the breakaway Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani remained under house-arrest for the fourth day.

Official sources said Mr Geelani was put under house-arrest as a precautionary measure.

A spokesman of the HC Aiyaz Akbar told UNI that Mr Geelani was not allowed to offer Friday prayers in the mosque.

He said the Hurriyat chairman, who was put under house-arrest on Wednesday to prevent him from addressing Friday congregation at Hazratbal and participating in the thanksgiving prayers on Shri Amarnath Shrine Board land issue.

Mr Akbar said a large number of police personnel, some in civilian cloths, remained deployed outside the Hyderpora residence of Mr Geelani.

He was not allowed to leave his house, the spokesman said.

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