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Kashmir: Separatist leader under house arrest, Yasin Malik detained ahead of protest

Chairman of the moderate Hurriyat faction Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest while Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was detained on Sunday evening.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2017 01:11 IST
HT Correspondent
Yasin Malik, chairman of separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was detained on Sunday ahead of a demonstration.
Yasin Malik, chairman of separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was detained on Sunday ahead of a demonstration.(HT File Photo)

Chairman of the moderate Hurriyat faction Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest while Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was detained on Sunday evening to foil a scheduled sit-in demonstration on Mond.

The Valley’s joint separatist leadership -- including Mirwaiz Umar, Malik and the hardliner Hurriyat faction chief Syed Ali Geelani -- had called for a day-long sit-in demonstration against the sufferings of Kashmiri prisoners languishing in various jails.

Geelani continues to be under house arrest