Srinagar, November 6: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, a separatist was arrested by state police on Friday morning to prevent him from leading protests against so-called unabated braid chopping in Kashmir.
Notably, Jammu and Kashmir police arrested separatist Yasin Malik from his residence in Srinagar and took him into custody to prevent him from leading protests against so-called unabated braid chopping in Kashmir.
Separatist Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Farooq has called for protests after congregational prayers today against the braid cutting incidents. However, Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Farooq is also kept under house arrest.
Meanwhile, the state authorities have imposed restrictions in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma, Kralkhud and other areas of Srinagar and announced the suspension of train services after 1 pm today.
In the month of February this year, the pro-Pak ‘UN Chalo’ march was foiled by Jammu and Kashmir police and arrested Yasin Malik. The march was held to demand the mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru.
Yasin Malik was also arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police in May this year after he visited the residences of slain Hizbul militants Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and Faizan Muzaffar in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Importantly, Malik along with Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has been spearheading the separatist resistance in the Kashmir Valley for over one year.