Srinagar: Police on Friday detained several leaders and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) during a protest sit-in in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar.
A JKLF spokesman said police used “brutal force” against JKLF leaders and activists who had staged a sit-in in Budshah chowk after marching from Madina Chowk.
He said that policemen “showered abuses on the participants of sit-in.”
Vice chairman Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal were among those arrested today, he said, adding that they were shifted to Central jail Srinagar.
JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, he said, has “strongly condemned this unprovoked police highhandedness”.