Geelani placed under house arrest

SRINAGAR: Leader of the hardline faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has been placed under house arrest.
Local reports said that his incarceration has been done to prevent him from holding a seminar on Sunday.
Geelani had earlier this week announced that he would be holding a seminar of separatist leaders, including those from Sikhs groups, and Christian community representatives. The seminar is expected to discuss the topic ‘How to Resist the Indian State Fascism’,” a Hurriyat (G) spokesman was quoted by a prominent English daily, as saying earlier this week.