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J&K separatist leaders taken into preventive custody

December 26, 2002 16:40 IST

Chairman of the Human Rights Forum Mohammad Ahsan Untoo and Vice-Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Javed Ahmed Mir on Thursday were taken into preventive custody in Srinagar when they tried to take out a procession against the death sentence given to three persons in the Parliament attack case.

Untoo and Mir, along with their supporters, were taken into custody when they were proceeding to the local United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan in a procession violating prohibitory order in force in the town to submit a memorandum, official sources said.

Those taken into custody have been lodged in Kothibagh police station. Untoo had given a call last week to register protest against the special court judgment, which, according to him, was politically motivated, and to malign the ongoing freedom struggle in Kashmir.

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