Curbs on pro-freedom leaders continue

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and other Front leader was still in police custody while several other pro-freedom leaders including Shabir Ahmad Shah and Nayeem Ahmad Khan remained under house arrest.
However, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was released from house arrest last evening after three days.
A spokesperson for JKLF said Malik and other five front leaders remained under arrest in police station Kothbagh. Malik was arrested on Sunday from his Maisuma house, where he was put under house arrest since Saturday.
He said four other senior front leaders Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Noor Mohammad Kawal, Sheikh Abdul Rashid and Showkat Ahmad Bakshi, who were arrested during a Lal Chowk Challo march yesterday afternoon, also remained under detention. Bashir Kashmiri, another JKLF leader who was arrested five days ago also remained lodged in police station Kothibagh.
The front had called Lal Chowk Chaloo march yesterday to protest against the killing of Farhat Ahmad Dar in allegedd police firing at Naidkhai in Bandipora on Friday evening.
Shah and Khan, who recently floated the breakaway Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir, are under house arrest since Saturday.