With Reports : Sahil Mir (Srinagar)
Srinagar : ioktimes : Jammu and Kashmir Liberation front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was on Thursday arrested to avoid him from leading protests against the desecration of Jamia Masjid by some masked youth on Friday.
A JKLF spokesman said that a police party raided the Abi Guzar office of Malik and detained him. “Malik sahib was taken to Kothi Bagh police station,” he said.
Addressing the media before his arrest, Malik counseled the youth in opposition to divisions being engineered in the society. He termed his arrest as shocking.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Awami action Committee has requested people to observe January 4 (Friday) as “Youm-e-Taqadus”. It has requested resistance leadership and religious leaders to address people at the historic mosque on that day and condemn the act of sacrilege.
Some masked youth had stormed into the mosque last Friday after congregational prayers and created ruckus there. The youth waved IS flags and raised pro-IS slogans at the pulpit of the mosque, triggering condemnations by the politicians and the civil society.