Police foil JKLF Badami Bagh Chalo march, Yasin Malik detained

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Srinagar

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yasin Malik on Monday was detained by police after he tried to march towards the Badami Bagh army cantonment from Maisuma in Srinagar.

JKLF chief Yasin Malik detained after he tried to march towards Badami Bagh army cantonment in Srinagar, KL image by Bilal Bahadur

Malik along with the scores of JKLF leaders and activists’ including women assembled at Gaw Kadal and started a march towards the Badam Bagh army base, but as soon as Malik reached near Budshah bridge a police arty swung into action and detained him.

clashes in Maisuma after scores of JKLF supporters leaders and activists along with Yasin Malik tried to march towards Badami Bagh army cantonment on Dec 17, 2018, KL image by Bilal Bahadur

An eyewitness said that police fired tear gas smoke shells to disperse the crowd. Pertinently, some parts in Srinagar have been sealed by the authorities as the resistance leadership had called for a Badami Bagh Chalo.

The areas where restrictions are imposed under Section 144 of CrPC are Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Safakadal, MR Gunj and Ram Munshibagh police stations of the district.

Meanwhile, the Kashmir valley is witnessing a complete shutdown on the third consecutive day, to mourn the killings of seven civilians and three militants killed in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

JRL had earlier announced that JRL and people will march towards Badami Bagh Army cantonment on Monday 17 Dec “to ask GOI to kill all of us at one time rather than killing us daily.”

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