Over 10 separatists, including JKLF chairman Yasin Malik, were today detained here after they tried to take out a march to the sensitive Lal Chowk area against a recent court verdict in which two of the outfit's members were awarded life sentence.
Police resorted to baton charge to scuttle the march, started from JKLF headquarters at Maisuma shortly after the Friday
prayers, sources said.
JKLF had called for Lal Chowk march after a TADA court in Jammu awarded life sentence to two of its members for killing a BSF officer.
Police fired dozens of teargas shells and used batons to chase away stone-pelters. However, no one was hurt in the clashes which continued for a few hours bringing normal life in the area to a standstill, sources said.
Malik has also threatened a 'Jail baro' agitation.