JKLF chief Yaseen Malik arrested in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 5 (UNI) Ahead of Lal Chowk march, police arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik last night, official sources said today.

They said it was a precautionary measure.

A JKLF spokesman said a police party assisted by other security agencies raided the Maisuma resident of Mr Malik last night, hours after he visited the historic Lal Chowk yesterday to see the arrangements for tomorrow's Lal chowk chalo march.

He said Mr Malik, who was heading the committees formed by the Coordination Committee (CC), spearheading the present agitation in the Kashmir valley, for the march.

The spokesman strongly condemned the arrest of Mr Malik.

This was for the second time police arrested Mr Malik on Lal Chowk march issue.

On August 25, when the CC had appealed the people to reach Lal Chowk, Mr Malik was arrested after he violated the curfew restriction and tried to march towards Lal Chowk. He and other senior separatist leaders were released after about one week.

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