2 top Hurriyat men detained

Authorities on Friday detained two top separatists, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Act, as the situation continued to remain grim in the Valley following the death of another youth in Pulwama, taking the toll in the unrest to 69. JKLF's Yasin Malik, who was arrested on July 9, will be flown to New Delhi on Saturday , reportedly for a check -up at AIIMS.
The three Hurriyat men had constituted a group, `joint resistance force', in June to spearhead the agitation against the “proposed establishment of Sainik colony , separate cluster for Kashmiri Pandits, as well as the admission test NEET and industrial policies that allow non-locals to get lease of land for 90 years in the state“. Police sources said Hurriyat hardliner Geelani was detained at his Hyderpora residence and barred from meeting anybody . Mirwaiz, the head of the moderate Hurriyat faction, was lodged in a J&K tourism development hut at the Chesmashahi tourist resort in the foothills of Zabarwan ranges.
The JKLF in a statement said authorities were shifting Yasin to Delhi on the pretext of admitting him to AIIMS for medical tests. A spokesman said authorities at Srinagar's Central Jail approached JKLF's incarcerated chairman, advising him to take the tests as per doctors' advice, which are not available in Srinagar. Malik was shifted to Srinagar Central Jail on July 30.
Shakeel Ahmad Ganai, the youth killed in Pulwama on Friday, was hit when security forces acted to foil the `eidgah chalo' call by imposing strict curfew in Rajpora area. Scores of people were injured as clashes erupted after the Friday prayers across the valley .Sources said no sooner did the news of Ganai's death spread, hundreds of people took to the streets in Rajpora villages and staged massive protests.

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