JKLF chairman, others detained

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Sept 22: Police today detained the chairman of separatist Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik along with his dozens of associates when he was protesting against “mysterious” killings that took place last week in north Kashmir.
The JKLF chairman had announced to hold token hunger strike against the killing of six persons including four militants and a three-year old kid at Pratap Park in Lal Chowk. However, due to heavy rainfall, the venue was changed to a local hotel here. A JKLF spokesman said that the police didn’t allow them to hold the hunger strike at the hotel.
Despite of no permission, dozens of JKLF activists led by Malik took out a protest rally from party’s makeshift office at Abi Guzar in city centre and chanted slogans against the Government. The demonstrators were supposed to hold a sit-in at Clock Tower in Lal Chowk but police swung into action and detained Malik and his associates.
Prior to his detention, the JKLF chief condemned the killings in north Kashmir and sought an international probe.

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