Pulwama killings: Badami Bagh Chalo march foiled as Valley observes shutdown
Srinagar: Police on Monday foiled the Badami Bagh chalo march by detaining the JKLF chief Yasin Malik in Srinagar.
Reports said that Malik who had gone underground to evade arrest was detained at Budshah bridge after he took out a march towards Badami Bagh army base.
They said that Malik took out a march from Gaw Kadal along with his supporters, including women, and as soon as he reached Budshah bridge police swung into action.
“Police fired tear gas shells to foil the protest,” said a witness, adding that Malik was taken into custody.
Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir Valley for third consecutive day today.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a shutdown and march to Badami Bagh army base today to protest the killings of seven civilians over the weekend in Pulwama.