Police on Monday foiled march by Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on the 35th death anniversary of its founder Mohammad Maqbool Butt who was hanged and later buried in Delhi’s Tihar jail on this day in 1984.
Defying restriction scores of JKLF workers hit the streets at Maisuma and started march towards Budshah Chowk today.
However, large number of government forces and police personnel deployed to strictly implement restrictions immediately swung into action and stopped the marchers before they could hit the road.
When the demonstrators, raising slogans, refused to disperse, police detained several of them.
Police also arrested at least six activities of Muslim Khawateen Markaz (MKM) lead by Yasmeen Raja at Maisuma.
JKLF chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik is already in custody and lodged in police station Kothibagh.