Malik Under House Arrest

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik was placed under house arrest Saturday night to prevent him from staging any protest on Sunday.

However, official sources said it was a preventive measure to avoid any law and order problem.

Mr Malik said he was informed that he cannot move out of his Maisuma residence till further orders as he has been put under house arrest.

A large number of CRPF and police personnel were deployed outside his residence to prevent him from going out.

Meanwhile, in a statement here this afternoon Malik welcomed the statement of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, urging India and Pakistan to stop shelling on the borders, affecting people on both sides.

Malik said that United Nations and international community has been behaving like fire fighters and trying to extinguish the fire that occasionally flares up time and again between India and Pakistan.

However, he alleged the UN always ignore the root cause of this fire.

The whole world including India and Pakistan know that dispute on Jammu and Kashmir is the root cause of all tensions between in the region.

The time has come when United nations and the international community will have to rise above their politics and try to eradicate the root cause of this continued hostility and solve the Jammu Kashmir issue as per the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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