Yasin Malik detained on eve of Afzal Guru’s anniversary

ISLAMABAD: Indian police on Monday detained Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik to prevent him from leading rallies on the anniversaries of martyred liberation leaders, Mohammad Maqbool Butt and Mohammad Afzal Guru.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 11, 1984, while Muhammad Afzal Guru was sent to the gallows in the same jail on February 9, 2013. Both the leaders remain buried in the premises of the jail.

The JKLF spokesman, in a statement issued in Srinagar, said that Yasin Malik was arrested along with several leaders from Abi Guzar area of Srinagar.