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Qazir Yasir, Hurriyat leader booked under PSA

Srinagar, Oct 15: Former Mirwaiz south Kashmir Qazir Yasir and a Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader Ashiq Hussain Narchoor were booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to a jail in Jammu on Monday.

Yasir was arrested last week after his press conference in which he vowed support for the people of Redwani village of Kulgam demonstrating against the establishment of an army camp in the area.

Yasir had said that his organization, Ummat-e-Islami will place ballot boxes at all the main squares of south Kashmir where people will be asked to choose between “Azadi and India”.

The Idara Tehkeeqat-i-Islami (Islamic Research Foundation) on Friday removed Yasir as its head preacher (Mirwaiz south Kashmir) after some purportedly obscene videos and photos of the cleric went viral on social media.

Narchoor, who was arrested last month, was also booked under PSA and shifted to Hira Nagar jail. He is tehsil president Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Anantnag.