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Police detain JKLF chief ahead of PM's visit

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Mohammad was detained today by the police ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to on May 19.

Malik was taken into custody near the Jammu Liberation Front (JKLF) office in Abi Guzar area of the city, its said.

He said that immediately after the arrest, Malik was shifted to

Prior to his arrest, Malik told outside the office that has choked every space of peaceful political activities in

Today is the first day of holy Ramadhan and I am being arrested on this very day. This is the reality of Indian democracy in which has choked every little space of peaceful political activities in Kashmir, he said.

Malik said the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a complete shutdown on May 19 on the occasion of the prime minister's visit to the state.

JRL has asked people to gather at Lal Chowk and stage peaceful protest sit-in against gross human rights violations committed in Kashmir by Through this we intend to convey our dissent against killings of youth, spree of arrests, choking of political space and other acts of oppression and aggression, Malik said.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:25 IST