Two senior HC leaders arrested in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 20 (UNI) In its continuing drive against separatists to foil any poll boycott campaign, police today arrested two senior leaders of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC).

Mr Saleem Geelani and Abdul Qayoum were arrested from their houses early this morning by a joint party of police and security forces.

Meanwhile, HC chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and about half a dozen other separatists leaders are still under house arrest to prevent them from addressing anti-poll rallies.

About 100 other senior and second rank leaders have also been arrested during the past four months. The leaders arrested included JKLF chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik, JKDFP chief Shabir Ahmad Shah, Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi, Aiyaz Akbar, both the acting chairmen of breakaway HC and Nayeem Ahmad Khan. Majority of them were detained under Public Safety Act (PSA).

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