JKLF chairman Yasin Malik detained

"Ahead of Gayibana Nimaz-i-Jinaza (funeral prayers in absentia) for JKLF supreme leader Amanullah Khan, Malik was arrested by police," a spokesman of the JKLF said in a statement.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:April 27, 2016 12:45 pm
JKLF, Yasin malik, Yasin malik arrested, Yasin Malik news File photo: JKLF leader Yasin Malik being taken to police station in Srinagar on Thursday. (Source: PTI)

Police on Wednesday detained JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik hours ahead of the funeral prayers in absentia for party founder Amanullah Khan, who died in Pakistan on Tuesday.

“Ahead of Gayibana Nimaz-i-Jinaza (funeral prayers in absentia) for JKLF supreme leader Amanullah Khan, Malik was arrested by police,” a spokesman of the JKLF said in a statement. The spokesman claimed that authorities have imposed “curfew” in Lal Chowk, Maisuma, Kokerbazar, Kothibagh, Abi Guzar, court road and other adjoining areas.

Amanullah Khan, one of the founders of pro-Independence JKLF, died in Rawalipindi, Pakistan, on Tuesday.

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