Separatist Leaders Masarat Alam and Syed Geelani Under House Arrest

16/04/2015 11:06 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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An activist of India's right-wing Shiv Sena steps on a poster of hardline Muslim separatist, Masarat Alam during a protest in New Delhi on April 16, 2015. Indian police have registered a case against Masarat Alam after Pakistani flags were raised at a rally in Kashmir. AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMA (Photo credit should read MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and separatist leader Masarat Alam were today put under house arrest on the eve of their rally in Tral town of Pulwama district.

"Geelani has been placed under house arrest. A posse of policemen has been deployed outside the chairman's house at Hyderpora as a preventive measure to maintain law and order," a police officer said, adding that similar restriction has been slapped on Alam.

Geelani had called for a march tomorrow to Tral town in South Kashmir where two youths were killed in an anti-militancy operation on Monday.

Police had yesterday filed a case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against Geelani and separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat for allegedly raising anti-national slogans during a rally here.

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