Srinagar: After barring a rights activist from entering Kashmir, the Srinagar District Administration has asked Shiromani Akali Dal (Mann) leader Simranjeet Singh Mann to leave the Valley immediately on apprehensions that his activities could breach peace.

"We have served an order to Mann to leave Kashmir immediately due to apprehensions of breach of peace caused by his activities over the past two days," District Magistrate Srinagar Meraj Ahmad Kakroo said. The order to leave the Valley was served to the Akali leader late last night.

Kakroo said Mann was "hobnobbing with separatist leaders" in Kashmir which could have led to disruption in the peaceful atmosphere.

The Akali leader, who was on a seven-day visit to Kashmir, left the Valley in the wee hours on Sunday, sources said.

The authorities had on Saturday put Mann under 'house arrest' at a Gurudwara in Baghat Barzulla area of the city.

Earlier this year, the state government had prevented left-leaning rights activist Gautam Naulakha from entering Kashmir. He was detained at Srinagar airport on May 29 and put
on a flight back to Delhi the next day.

(Agencies)