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JKLF chief Yasin Malik detained as he leads march towards Lal Chowk.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was detained on Tuesday after he marched towards the historic Ghanta ghar (clock tower) in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar. Malik, who had gone into hiding to evade his arrest, appeared at a mosque in Kokerbazar early today.

“After evading arrest for two days, Yasin Malik managed to reach Lal Chowk this morning. He arrived at Masjid Sharif Koker Bazar before Nimaz-e-Fajr,” said a spokesman. Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has called for a march to Lal Chowk today to protest “killing spree and Kulgam carnage”.

Malik was detained along with dozens of his supporters near the clock tower. Addressing reporters before his detention, Malik warned of an agitation if the killings were not stopped in Kashmir.

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