Protest Over Yaseen Malik's Arrest Turns Violent In Jammu And Kashmir29 April 2011
Srinagar: The arrest of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Mohammad Yaseen Malik sparked a violent protest in Srinagar on Friday. Malik was detained on Thursday when he took to the streets with his supporters to protest the arrest of a local youth, Ashiq Ahmed, from Maisuma area. JKLF activists held a sit-in protest on Friday, where they demanded the leader's immediate release, and shouted pro-freedom and anti-police slogans. Police forces stopped protestors as they moved to the main city, which led to a clash between them. While protestors threw stones at the security officials, policemen baton-charged the agitators.