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Separatist leader Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, who had gone underground for two days, emerged in Maisuma locality leading a group of protesters and began walking towards the UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2017 15:20 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar
Yasin Malik,Separatist leader,Srinagar
Police arrested Yasin Malik and lodged him in the Kothibagh police station. (File)

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested in Srinagar on Sunday while leading a protest march.

Malik, who had gone underground for two days, emerged in uptown Maisuma locality leading a group of protesters and began walking towards the UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in the city.

Police arrested Malik and lodged him in the Kothibagh police station.

Separatists had called for a protest march to UNMOGIP headquarters in Srinagar to highlight what they said were human rights violations in Kashmir.

Restrictions have been placed in most areas of Srinagar to prevent the separatist-called march on Sunday, coinciding with World Human Rights Day.

Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani, two other senior separatist leaders, have been put under house arrest to prevent their participation in the protest.

First Published: Dec 10, 2017 15:15 IST