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Hurriyat leader Hilal War arrested in Srinagar


Police on Thursday arrested senior separatist leader Hilal Ahmad War from his home in Maisuma locality of Srinagar city.

War, who heads the separatist group PPP,  is a senior leader of the Mirwaiz Umar-led Hurriyat (M) faction.

A spokesman said a police party raided his residence in Maisuma area of the city and detained him.

War’s arrest comes in the backdrop of a “Human Rights Week” called by separatist amalgam Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) to protest alleged rights abuses in Kashmir.

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