SRINAGAR: Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Masarat Alam were house arrested in Kashmir by Indian forces.
According to reports, both leaders were house arrested for waving Pakistani flag in the protest rally.
The chief minister of Indian-held Kashmir (IHK), Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, termed the waving of Pakistani flag at a Hurriyat rally as ‘unacceptable’, saying “it was illegal and could not be tolerated”, according to reports by Indian media.
Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, organised a rally in the restive summer capital of Indian-held Kashmir.
The rally, which was attended by thousands, was held as a show of strength to welcome Geelani on his return from New Delhi.
Masarat Alam was released from prison after four years on March 7 this year. The move drew a negative response from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said “I am angered and condemn the release, just like other lawmakers.”