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Srinagar, Dec 30:

Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik was on Friday arrested as he attempted to lead a protest rally against the government’s alleged move to issue Jammu and Kashmir domicile certificates to Hindu refugees from west Pakistan.

Yasin Malik, JKLF Chief
Yasin Malik, JKLF Chief

Malik was arrested as he came out of a mosque after offering Friday prayers in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district where he had planned to lead the protest.

Protests against the move were also held in Shopian town after the Friday prayers during which police used tear smoke shells to disperse protesters. (IANS)