Yasin Malik prevented from taking part in Srinagar shut-down

Police arrest separatist leader from Maisuma house

A call for Kashmir shut down has led to an arrest of separatist abd Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front leader Yasin Malik on Thursday.

He was detained by the Jammu and Kashmir Police from his Maisuma residence in Srinagar today. Police said that it was a precautionary measure to stop him from leading anti-India protests in the valley.

A call had been issued by Malik along with fellow separatists Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for a shutdown in the valley on account of deaths of civilians and the murder of Rising Kashmir chief editor Shujaat Bukhari.

A police party arrived at the Maisuma residence of Malik and detained him while a protest shut down was being observed in the Valley.

On Wednesday, Malik, along with Geelani and Mirwaiz had written to the United Nations over the recent ‘first-ever’ human rights report on Kashmir.

The trio had labelled themselves as “the leaders of the people of Kashmir” and said many of the same things that Pakistan had in its own response in the matter.

India, however, has slammed the report as motivated and fallacious, and has stated that it lends legitimacy to terrorism on account of its shocking and benign nomenclature for Pakistan-based terrorist outfits.

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