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Jan 06, 2012 at 05:47pm IST

J&K power crisis: Separatist Yasin Malik arrested

Srinagar: Separatist leader Yasin Malik and six others were arrested in Srinagar on Friday. They were protesting over the death of a Kashmiri youth in CISF firing on Monday.

Kashmir has been reeling under day-long power cuts for the past several weeks. The massive load shedding led to a series of protests in the state.

In Uri, a youth was killed when the CISF opened fire at the protesting villagers.

On Friday, civil society groups, under the banner of the Kashmir Economic Alliance, called for a bandh in Srinagar to protest against the power crisis.

Shops remained closed and most vehicles stayed off the roads on Friday due to the bandh.

In the immediate aftermath of the Uri protests, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had promised to take up the matter with the Home Ministry.