SRINAGAR - Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was placed under house arrest on Thursday a day after Pakistani flag was waved and slogans in its favour were raised at a rally taken out to welcome the Hurriyat leader, according to Indian media reports. A number of attendees, including Musarat Alam, were rounded up for chanting slogans in Pakistan’s favour and waving its flag in the air. Speaking on the occasion, Geelani said Kashmir issue is an internationally recognized dispute, terming it a tripartite issue.

He said India continues to maintain an illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and asked Mufti Saeed to announce that Kashmir is not an integral part of India.

The Hurriyat leader also issued a call for protest across the valley for coming Friday.