Hurriyat calls for 'Kashmir Bandh' over leaders' arrest on charges of terror funding

Calling the arrest of seven of its leaders 'revengeful and arbitrary', the Hurriyat leadership has called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday

IANS July 24, 2017 19:28:31 IST
Hurriyat calls for 'Kashmir Bandh' over leaders' arrest on charges of terror funding

Srinagar: Calling the Monday arrest of seven of its leaders "revengeful and arbitrary", the Hurriyat leadership has called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday.

Hurriyat calls for Kashmir Bandh over leaders arrest on charges of terror funding

File image of Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Farooq. Reuters

Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik gave the call for a 'Kashmir Bandh' to condemn what they called were the "revengeful, arbitrary, and illegal arrests".

Nayeem Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Shahid-ul-Islam, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah and Raja Mehrajuddin Kalwal were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terrorist activities and stone-pelting in the Valley.

While six separatist leaders were arrested in Srinagar, Bitta Karate was arrested in Delhi.

Nayeem Khan and Ayaz Akbar were taken to Delhi from Srinagar on a Monday afternoon flight by NIA while the other arrested men would be flown in the evening.

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