Police detained Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Yasin Malik on Friday, ahead of the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, Greater Kashmir reported.
Malik was detained from his home, a police spokesperson said. He is lodged at Maisuma police station in Srinagar.
Another separatist leader, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was put under house arrest, PTI reported, quoting an unidentified police official.
Separatist leaders have called for a strike across the Kashmir Valley on Sunday. Authorities have imposed restrictions around the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of Srinagar and did not allow Friday prayers there, the police official said.
Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district on July 8, 2016. The killing triggered massive protests and long curfews across the valley during which 85 people were killed and thousands injured.