SRINAGAR - Indian police arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik and several hurriyat leaders on Monday in Srinagar, reported Radio Pakistan.
Malik was taken into custody from his residence in Maisuma area to prevent him from participating in programmes being held in connection with the 29th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had called for a complete shutdown in Gaw Kadal and adjacent areas.
The JRL also called for a march towards Gaw Kadal to hold a public meeting on Monday.
In 1990, over 50 civilians were martyred after the Indian Central Reserve Police Force troops resorted to indiscriminate firing on demonstrators at Gaw Kadal.