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Geelani arrested for defying restrictions

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Srinagar:Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani was today arrested by police after he tried to defy restrictions to march towards Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

Geelani was arrested by police at New Airport Road outside his Humhama residence, a Hurriyat spokesman said.

He said the separatist leader, who was under house arrest, was then taken to Police Station Humhama.

The separatists had called for a march to Kulgam district, which has seen 10 deaths in the unrest in the Valley.

“Geelani tried to march towards Kulgam to participate in a rally for expressing solidarity with people,” the spokesman said.

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