Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani was on Monday arrested by police after he tried to defy restrictions and march towards Anantnag 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, whom the police had kept under house arrest, was then taken to Police Station Humhama.
The separatists had called for a march to Anantnag district, which has seen highest number of deaths in the ongoing unrest in the Valley. Geelani tried to march towards Anantnag and participate in a rally to be held at Lal Chowk there to express solidarity with people, the spokesman said.