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PIX: JKLF chief Yasin Malik detained in Srinagar

Last updated on: March 11, 2011 21:30 IST

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Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar

Pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik was detained on Friday evening along with other activists while they were carrying out a torchlight procession to protest against 'the killings and arrests in Kashmir.'

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Image: Security personnel detain Yasin Malik with other JKLF activists in Srinagar on Friday
Photographs: Umar Ganie/Rediff.com
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Scores of JKLF activists had joined the procession in the uptown Maisuma locality of Srinagar, shouting pro- independence slogans.

They later marched in the locality near Lal Chowk, the city centre.


Image: Malik and other JKLF activists in a candlelight vigil in Srinagar
Photographs: Umar Ganie/Rediff.com
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The police, however, intercepted the procession and detained Malik along with other activists who were shifted to the local police station.

The hard-line separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a strike on Saturday to protest against 'the recent spate of arrests in Kashmir'.


Image: Security personnel detain Yasin Malik with other JKLF activists in Srinagar on Friday.
Photographs: Umar Ganie/Rediff.com
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