Srinagar: At least a dozen separatist
leaders, including JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, were
arrested Wednesday as they tried to march towards Lal Chowk here
to hoist the party flag on Clock Tower.
"Malik and other leaders including Bilal Gani Lone and
Shahidul Islam of (moderate) Hurriyat Conference were arrested
as they were marching towards Lal Chowk," a spokesman of the
He said the separatist leaders started the march
towards Lal Chowk around noon.
Police intercepted the leaders and took them into
Malik, Lone and several other separatists had gone
into hiding over the weekend as they apprehended arrest by
police to foil their `Lal Chowk chalo` march.
The JKLF chairman had called for the march to Clock
Tower to counter the BJP`s plan to hoist the national flag.
The state government has made unprecedented security
arrangements to foil their plans.