A file picture of People’s United Forum leader Shah Faesal starting a signature campaign against the proposed revocation of Articles 370 and 35A in Srinagar on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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The president of J&K People’s Movement was stopped from flying out of country around 5.30 a.m.

Kashmiri leader Shah Faesal, a former IAS officer, was detained at the Delhi airport on Wednesday morning and flown to Srinagar, one of his friends told The Hindu.

Mr. Faesal, president of the J&K People’s Movement, was stopped from flying out of the country around 5.30 a.m.

“He was about to board a flight when he was detained. He was on the way to Harvard,” the friend said.

Mr. Faesal has been kept under detention in Srinagar along with other politicians.

DCP Airport Sanjay Bhatia said, “We do not have any information on his arrest.”

A source in the immigration department also denied any knowledge about Mr. Faesal’s detention.

Another official said they were not sure if any other agency was involved in his detention