Yasin Malik, chairman of separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was detained on Sunday ahead of a demonstration.(HT File Photo)
Yasin Malik, chairman of separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was detained on Sunday ahead of a demonstration.(HT File Photo)

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.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2017 01:11 AM IST

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

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Farmers participate in tractor rally, during their ongoing protest against Centre's farm reform laws, near Nangloi in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Farmers participate in tractor rally, during their ongoing protest against Centre's farm reform laws, near Nangloi in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh talks to the media in New Delhi. (ANI)

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Satyaram Reang. (HT Photo)

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Prem Chand Sharma. (Sourced)
Prem Chand Sharma. (Sourced)

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Opposition MAs during a protest inside the Goa assembly on Monday(HT PHOTO)

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KY Venkatesh with his trophies and medals. (Sourced)

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The middle of the tableau showed 'Nandi', the vehicle of Lord Shiva, the travelers visiting the Kedarnath dham and the devotees absorbed in devotion.(ANI Photo)

R-Day: Uttarakhand tableau features Lord Shiva's vehicle Nandi, Kedarnath dham

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Chhutni Mahato. (Sourced)

Jharkhand woman gets Padma Shri for saving women branded as witches

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The Samyukta Kisan Morcha condemned the violence that took place in several areas of the national Capital during the tractor rally(AP)
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha condemned the violence that took place in several areas of the national Capital during the tractor rally(AP)

Anti-social elements infiltrated peaceful protest: Farm union condemns violence

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(Extreme right) Lakhimi Baruah during the inauguration of a branch of her bank. (HT photo)
(Extreme right) Lakhimi Baruah during the inauguration of a branch of her bank. (HT photo)

Assam banker known for empowering women gets Padma Shri

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In Beijing, Ambassador Vikram Misriread out President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation. (Photo Courtesy: Indian embassy in China)

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