A particular Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) court docket on Wednesday sentenced Kashmiri separatist chief Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in reference to a terror funding case. Earlier, Malik had pleaded responsible to all the fees framed towards him together with the anti-terror legislation Illegal Actions Prevention Act (UAPA). After the life imprisonment sentence by the Delhi court docket, check out Yasin Malik’s journey and all of the instances which have been slapped on him up to now.
Malik was first arrested and detained for 4 months again within the early eighties. Resulting in his arrest, his newly shaped insurgent group referred to as the Tala Celebration tried to disrupt an ongoing cricket match between India and West indies within the Sher-i-Kashmir, and disrupted a number of gatherings of the Nationwide Convention whereas elevating their voices towards the execution of a Kashmiri separatist chief Maqbool Bhat.
After his launch in 1986, Malik grew to become the overall secretary of the Tala Celebration, which was subsequently renamed because the Islamic College students League (ISL). The ISL joined the Muslim United Entrance (MUF) forward of 1987 Meeting Elections, which was notorious for rigging of polls as many contemplate it as a turning level within the Valley and the following rise of militant nationalism. Malik’s celebration didn’t contest any seats as he didn’t consider in a structure.
Malik was arrested whereas campaigning for MUF candidate Mohammad Yusuf Shah earlier than he was nabbed by the police with none formal criticism and was stored in jail till the top of the 12 months. Many students identified, in a while, that Yusuf would have received by a landslide. Shockingly, the Nationwide Convention candidate was declared winner.
Malik crossed over to Pakistan upon his launch. After receiving coaching in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, he returned in 1989 as an necessary member of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Entrance (JKLF) whereas declaring that he would combat for the entire independence of the erstwhile princely state. After elevating a guerrilla conflict towards Indian armed forces by concentrating on a number of authorities officers, the JKLF additionally kidnapped the daughter of then Indian Dwelling Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Rubaiya Sayeed in 1989.
Within the following 12 months, Malik was ultimately captured and imprisoned. He was granted bail in 1994. After his launch on bail, Malik, on behalf of JKLF, introduced an indefinite ceasefire. Malik gave up armed insurgency and expressed his intent to take a extra democratic route when it got here to fixing Kashmir’s issues. Even after renouncing his outdated methods, issues by no means appeared to go away for Malik. He needed the involvement of each Pakistani and Indian governments to discover a political answer for the bothered area. His phrases weren’t acceptable to the Indian authorities. Malik threatened to set himself on fireplace in 1995 in protest towards the Kashmir state elections. He claimed that the Indian authorities has compelled elections upon the Kashmiris within the garb of democracy.
Malik’s “non-violent” strategy didn’t go down properly with the prolonged JKLF management within the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir both. They slowly remoted Malik. Malik was held in 1999 below Public Security Act after which arrested once more on 2002 below the Prevention of Terrorism Act the place he was stored in jail for a 12 months. In 2007, Malik had launched a year-long Safar-i-Azadi motion aimed toward elevating anti-India sentiments within the minds of different Kashmiris.
In 2013, Malik shared the stage with Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who was additionally allegedly behind the Mumbai terror assaults of 2008, at Islamabad. On March 2020, Yasin Malik was slapped with Terrorist and Disruptive Actions (Prevention) Act (TADA), the Arms Act 1959 and Ranbir Penal Code over an assault on Indian Air Power personnel again in 1990 whereby one IAF officer died. He was additionally on trial for the kidnapping of Rubaiyya Saeed and the following launch of 5 terrorists.
In 2017, the NIA slapped a case of terror funding towards many separatist leaders together with Malik. The NIA, in its cost sheet, highlighted how the group had utilised funds from Pakistan to trigger unrest within the Valley in 2010 and 2016, and had additionally organised a number of incidents of stone-pelting throughout protests.
Malik was additionally convicted below sections 38 and 39 of UAPA (affiliation with a terrorist organistion and welcoming assist for the terrorist organisation). On Could 10, 2022, Malik pleaded responsible to all prices levelled towards him.