JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik detained

Police today detained JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik hours ahead of the funeral prayers in absentia for party founder Amanullah Khan, who died in Pakistan yesterday.

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 27, 2016, 11:48 AM IST

Srinagar: Police today detained JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik hours ahead of the funeral prayers in absentia for party founder Amanullah Khan, who died in Pakistan yesterday.

"Ahead of Gayibana Nimaz-i-Jinaza (funeral prayers in absentia) for JKLF supreme leader Amanullah Khan, Malik was arrested by police," a spokesman of the JKLF said in a statement.

The spokesman claimed that authorities have imposed "curfew" in Lal Chowk, Maisuma, Kokerbazar, Kothibagh, Abi Guzar, court road and other adjoining areas.
 

Amanullah Khan, one of the founders of pro-Independence JKLF, died in Rawalipindi, Pakistan, yesterday.