Rashid was taken into preventive custody near Zero Bridge and lodged at Rajbagh Police Station, police officials said.

They said Rashid, along with several dozen supporters, took out a march from his Jawahar Nagar residence in support of JNU students and against the arrest of SAR Geelani.

He was stopped by police near Zero bridge and asked to end the march, police said, adding he was detained as he paid no heed and tried to continue the march towards Lal Chowk.

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