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JKLF chief Yasin Malik, 7 others detained

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 20:08

Srinagar: The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir
Liberation Front Yasin Malik and his seven aides were on Thursday detained by police at Banihal while they were going to tension
gripped Rajouri town.

"Malik and seven other JKLF leaders were detained by
police at Banihal as they were heading towards Rajouri," JKLF
spokesman said here.

He said Malik was going to the border town in Jammu
region as part of his efforts to defuse tension following
clashes between two communities.

The curfew was clamped on the town last week after some
unidentified persons pelted stones at a religious procession.

The stone-hurlers were protesting against VHP leader
Praveen Togadia`s recent remarks which, they alleged, had hurt
sentiments of a particular community.


First Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 20:08

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