Police detain JKLF chief, associates

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Beef Ban Row:

SRINAGAR: Police foiled the protest march and detained Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhamamd Yasin Malik along with his aides here today.

“Malik was planning to observe a daylong hunger strike against beef ban order on Tuesday, however, due to incessant rains the programme couldn’t go as planned,” a JKLF spokesperson said in a press communiqué. 

Malik then decided to observe the hunger strike at a local hotel, however, the authorities reportedly denied permission forcing JKLF activists to hold a protest march. “The march from Abi Guzar was supposed to culminate peacefully at Ghanta Ghar, however, police intercepted the protesters near Tyndale Biscoe School and detained Malik and his associates. They were lodged in police station Kothibagh,” the spokesperson said.

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