Yasin Malik arrested, Shabbir, Sehrai put under house arrest


Authorities have arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shoukat Bakhshi, and Muhammad Yousuf Naqash along with several other JKLF and Hurriyet activists.

Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested from his house and is being held at Kothi Bagh police station in Srinagar, KMS reported.

The authorities also placed Hurriyet leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan and Ayaz Akbar Butt under house arrest.

The detentions were made by authorities in the wake of a shutdown call given by Syed Ali Gilani for February 9 and 11 to mark the anniversaries of martyrs Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt.

The residences of several Hurriyet leaders and activists were raided and many were detained and locked up at different police stations and jails.

Syed Ali Gilani has condemned the action and termed it as the frustration of the administration.