Yasin Malik arrested, separatists call for protest strike

Prime News, National (Srinagar), April 11:- Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained on Wednesday when he carried out a protest march against civilian killings in Kulgam district. Leaders of the separatist conglomerate, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, meanwhile called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday and Friday. Addressing a hurriedly called press conference at the JKLF office here, Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer — who spoke to the media over the telephone — and Malik alleged that the Indian government was engaged in an operation to “wipe out” the people of Kashmir. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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