SRINAGAR (Web Desk) – Indian police on Wednesday arrested the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in Hyderpora area of Srinagar, when they defied curfew and tried to march towards Naqashband Sahib in the city on the occasion of the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day.

Syed Ali Geelani and Hurriyet leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had jointly given a call for the march towards Martyrs’ Graveyard at Naqashband Sahib to pay tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931.

Despite curfew, Syed Ali Gilani and Mirwaiz came out of their residence in Srinagar and started to march towards the Martyrs’ Graveyard along with scores of his associates. When they reached at main Airport Road, Indian police swung into action and detained the APHC Chairman and many others and shifted them to Humhama Police Station.