Indian police arrest Yasin Malik in Srinagar

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In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and Hurriyet leader Hilal Ahmad War, in Srinagar to prevent them from leading anti-India demonstrations on Saturday.

A call for the demonstrations had been given by the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik on the occasion of completion of 27 years to the deadliest Gaw Kadal massacre.

Indian police arrested Muhammad Yasin Malik and Hilal Ahmed after raiding their residences and lodged them in the Central Jail and Kothi Bagh Police Station in Srinagar, KMS reported.

The authorities had deployed police and paramilitary personnel in strength to prevent people from holding anti-India rallies.

Over 50 people were killed and hundreds were injured when Indian troops opened fire on the peaceful demonstrators who were protesting in Gaw Kadal area of Srinagar in 1990 against the molestation of several women by Indian forces’ personnel.