Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik was on Friday taken into preventive custody along with a dozen other front leaders, demanding return of mortal remain of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and founder of front Mohammad Maqbool Bhat.
Guru and Bhat were buried in Delhi's Tihar jail after they were hanged in February this year and 1984 respectively.
Immediately after the Friday prayers were over in all mosques in the Civil Lines, JKLF, other separatist leaders
and their supporters took out a procession from Maisuma, where the headquarter of the front is located.
Raising separatist slogans and demanding return of mortal remains of Guru and Bhat, the processionsts were stopped by
security forces at Budshah Chowk when they were heading towards Lal Chowk.
However, when the processionists, led by Malik and Javid Ahmad Mir, refused to dispersed security forces swung into
Malik, Mir and about dozen others were taken into custody while others were chased away.
The call for protests after Friday prayers was given by the Mutahida Majlis Mushwarat (MM), spearheading the
agitation in the Valley, demanding return of remains of Guru and Bhat.