Clashes erupt in Maisuma after police detain Malik

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Police detain Yasin Malik as he tries to march towards Badami Bagh. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

Clashes erupted in Maisuma area of Srinagar city after Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was detained as he tried to march towards Badami Bagh army base in Srinagar.

As per reports  Malik who had gone underground to evade arrest was detained at Budshah bridge after he along with scores of his followers took out a march towards Badami Bagh army base.

Soon after Malik took out a procession from Srinagar’s Gaw Kadal area  police swung into action.

“Police fired tear gas shells to foil the protest,” an eyewitness said witness, adding that Malik was taken into custody.

He said that people resorted to stone-throwing leading to clashes near Maisuma area.

Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown and march to Badami Bagh army base today to

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