Srinagar: Police on Wednesday arrested Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chairman Yasin Malik from Abi Guzar area of Srinagar.
The duo had reached at JKLF head office to lead a protest march upto Lal Chowk and a sit-in there against what they called government onslaught on the people and the plight of Kashmiri prisoners in jails.
As soon as the leaders ended talking to media they tried to proceed towards Lal Chowk, however witnesses said that a huge contingent of police stopped and arrested them.
They said that people raised pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans on the occasion.
Earlier, Mirwaiz, Malik and Syed Ali Geelani (telephonically) addressed people at Abi Guzar masjid.