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Top hardline separatist leader arrested in Srinagar

August 29, 2010 17:07 IST

Top hardline Kashmiri leader Mohammed Shafi Reshi along with five others was arrested in Srinagar on Sunday, a day after the police took pro-Pakistan woman separatist leader Asiya Andrabi into custody.

Reshi along with his associates were arrested from Babademb area in the city when they were on their way to finalise the separatist protest calendar.

The Jammu and Kashmir police had arrested Andrabi, leader of the radical all-women group Dukhtaran-e-Millat (Daughters of the Faith), on Saturday. She was picked up from her hideout by a special team along with her 'second-in-command' Fahmeeda.

Andrabi, who has been leading a separatist campaign, had been evading arrest for long.

Reshi was wanted by police for anti-national activities and indulging in separatist violence.

These leaders have been acting in tandem with another separatist leader Masarat Alam, who is said to be behind the stone-pelting campaign in the Valley. Alam is still evading arrest.
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