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Yasin Malik detained, Hurriyat chairman placed under house arrest

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

was today detained while moderate Hurriyat Conference Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest to prevent the separatists from leading protests, police said.

Malik was taken into custody from his Maisuma residence this morning, a said.

He said Malik has been lodged in

The said was placed under house arrest at his Nigeen residence.

continued to remain under house detention.

The separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), on Tuesday called for a protest strike for today against the killing of civilians allegedly in security forces firing recently and the killing of veteran ShujaatBukhari.

was shot dead, along with his two personal guards, outside his office in Press Enclave here on 14 June by unknown gunmen.

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First Published: Thu, June 21 2018. 14:30 IST