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JKLF chief Yasin Malik stopped from meeting Geelani; held in Srinagar

Srinagar: JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was on Monday arrested by police when he was on his way to meet hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani here.

 JKLF chief Yasin Malik stopped from meeting Geelani; held in Srinagar

Yasin Malik was on his way to meet hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. CNN News18

Malik was arrested from Batmaloo bus stand when he was en route to Hyderpora residence of Geelani to meet him, a JKLF spokesman said.

He said Malik was initially taken to Kothibagh police station and later shifted to Central Jail Srinagar.

Condemning the arrest, JKLF spokesman said Malik was arrested more than six times by police since 25 May.

Malik has been making efforts to bring various separatist organisations on one platform. He had met Geelani about a month back, after which leaders of two factions of Hurriyat Conference – hardline faction led by Geelani and moderate faction led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq – along with Malik held a trilateral meeting.

During that meeting, they had decided to undertake joint protests against biulding of settlements for Kashmiri Pandits and sainik colonies besides the new industrial policy of the state government.

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Updated Date: Jun 20, 2016 19:07:59 IST