Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik arrived in New Delhi today amid protests by right wing activists outside the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
However, contrary to speculations of his arrest on arrival, the Front Chairman was not arrested or questioned by any of the security agencies, one of Malik’s associates in Delhi told KNS over phone. He said the flight from Lahore arrived late which was earlier scheduled to arrive in the afternoon.
Malik will depart for Srinagar on Sunday, the associate said.
Malik had landed in controversy back in India, after he was seen sharing the dais with Hafiz Saeed in Islamabad. The duo shared the stage at an event to protest against the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru. There have been calls to revoke his passport. Some people had also called for his arrest on his arrival.
Meanwhile, tension prevailed in civil lines areas including Maisuma and Badshah Chowk as rumours of Malik’s arrest spread here. Agitated supporters of Malik protested and incidents of stone pelting were also reported.