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JKLF chief detained in Shopian for trying to take out protest march

Malik, who had managed to reach Shopian town, attempted to take out the march from the local Jamia .masjid, but was taken into custody by the policemen waiting outside.

Published: 02nd February 2018 04:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2018 04:55 PM   |  A+A-

Separatist leader Mohammad Yasin Malik

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yasin Malik was detained by the police in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir today as he attempted to take out a rally to protest against the killing of civilians in army firing last week.

Malik, who had managed to reach Shopian town, attempted to take out the march from the local Jamia masjid, but was taken into custody by the policemen waiting outside, officials said.

Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was also detained outside his Nigeen residence here as he defied the house-arrest orders and attempted to march towards Shopian, the officials added.

The separatists had called for a march to Shopian to protest the killing of three civilians in army firing on stone-pelters there on January 27.

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