Tue, Jan 24, 2017 | updated 06:47 PM IST

JKLF chaiman Yasin Malik detained while protesting against refugees' domicile issue

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 16:51 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Dec. 30 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik was on Friday detained by police in Pulwama here, after he tried to protest against refugees' domicile issue.

The protest was carried out against the issue of identity certificates to West Pakistan refugees living in Pulwama.

National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on December 27 also expressed dissent over the government's announcement to issue 'domicile certificates' to West Pakistan Refuees.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, in coalition with the Jammu and Kashmir's ruling People's Democratic Party, took the stand of initiating steps to fulfil he long pending demands of the refugees, which stirred up controversy in the Valley.

On December 23, the Valley witnessed a complete shutdown on the call of separatists in the wake of the initiative taken by the government. (ANI)