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Indian police detain top Kashmiri separatist leader

Police detain top Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Ahmed Shah in Indian capital

Indian police detain top Kashmiri separatist leader

NEW DELHI (AP) -- A Kashmiri leader says police have detained a top Kashmiri separatist leader after he landed at New Delhi's airport ahead of talks between Indian and Pakistani security advisers.

Zameer Ahmed, the leader, said Shabir Ahmed Shah flew in from Indian Kashmir on Saturday for a meeting with Sartaj Aziz, national security adviser to Pakistan's prime minister, who is scheduled to arrive in the Indian capital on Sunday.

Shah and two colleagues were driven away from the airport by the New Delhi police, said Ahmed, who is also detained by the police.

India opposes Pakistani leaders meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in New Delhi.

The police in Indian Kashmir confirmed Shah's detention in New Delhi.

Kashmiri insurgents have been fighting since 1989 for Kashmir's independence or merger with Pakistan.

Updated : 2021-09-17 10:26 GMT+08:00