Srinagar, October 06 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police arrested the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik from his residence in Srinagar, today.

The police raided the residence of Muhammad Yasin Malik at Maisuma in Srinagar and took him into custody.

A spokesman of JKLF in a statement in Srinagar said that Yasin Malik was arrested to prevent him from leading protests against unabated braid-chopping incidents in occupied Kashmir.

The authorities placed the Chairman of Hurriyat form, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, under house arrest, today, to prevent him from leading the protests. A posse of Indian policemen arrived at the Nigeen residence of the Mirwaiz and placed him under detention.

The joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for demonstrations after Juma prayers, today, against the braid-cutting incidents and brutalities of Indian forces in the occupied territory. Syed Ali Gilani is already under continued house detention for the past several years.

Meanwhile, the authorities have imposed restrictions in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma, Kralkhud and other areas of Srinagar and announced the suspension of train services after 1 pm today.

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