No Friday Prayers for Geelani

SRINAGAR:  Hurriyat (G)chairman Syed Ali Geelani was placed under house detention by police barring him from offering Friday prayers.

A large contingent of police has laid a siege of his residence since October 31, a Hurriyat (G) spokesman said.

Authorities have continuously barred Geelani from offering Friday prayers fearing his presence would be an incitement for the congregation to turn into a pro-freedom demonstration.

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