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Separatist leaders detained in Srinagar

Several separatist leaders were today detained as they attempted to lead a protest against the death of over 100 youth during the summer agitation of 2010 in Kashmir Valley.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2012 13:44 IST

Several separatist leaders were on Tuesday detained as they attempted to lead a protest against the death of over 100 youth during the summer agitation of 2010 in Kashmir Valley.

Shabir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Khan, Javed Mir, Zafar Akbar and Yasmeen Raja were detained at the Residency Road in Srinagar when they were holding a protest, police said.

The separatist leaders were carrying pictures of Tufail Ahmad Mattoo, whose killing in 2010 led to widespread protests across the Valley.

Seventeen-year-old Mattoo was killed when he was hit by a tear smoke canister fired by a policeman on June 11, 2010.

More than 100 youth were killed in the protests, triggered by Mattoo's killing, that went on for nearly five months.

The leader of Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Raja, attempted to hold a sit in when she was detained by women police and bundled into a police vehicle.

Shah, Khan, Mir and Akbar were also bundled into police vehicles and taken to nearby police stations.