Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested the Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Asiya Andrabi along with her associates from Anantnag district late last night.
An official said that Andrabi and her associates were arrested from Anchidora area of the district for their alleged role in female student protests and subsequent stone-pelting on the forces.
Many other youth were also rounded up by the police during nocturnal raids in Anantnag town.
Asiya was detained at 10.00 pm yesterday after which raids followed, said the official, wishing anonymity.
Those arrested include Tehreek-e-Hurriyat tehsil Saddar Anantnag Aashiq Hussain.
Massive student protests against Kathua incident erupted earlier this week in south Kashmir, especially Anantnag town, where protesters clashed with the forces, leaving dozens of them injured.