SRINAGAR: To foil protest march in summer capital of Srinagar, police on Monday detained separatist leader Mohammad Yasin Malik.
A spokesman for the front said a large number of police and security force personnel arrested Malik from his Maisuma residence near here this morning.
Though no reasons was given for the arrest, Malik was arrested and detained in police station Koathibagh to prevent him from leading a protest march in Srinagar against civilian killings in security force action and Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the valley.
However, officials said the arrest was made to prevent any law and order problem.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and Malik have called for a general strike today against the civilian killings and CASO and fresh arrest of youths in the valley.