Srinagar: Separatist leader Yasin Malik was on Wednesday arrested here when he was on way to Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district where a youth was killed by security forces, police said.
Bilal Ahmad Bhat, 23, a resident of Padgampora village of Pulwama, was killed on Tuesday when security forces fired at a group of protesters after a gunfight in which two militants were killed.
The JKLF chief was on way to express solidarity with the family of the slain youth, a party spokesman said.
Separatist leaders have called for a shutdown in the district on Wednesday to denounce the youth’s killing. Malik has been lodged in a city police station.
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