Kashmir’s separatist leader Yasin Malik has been convicted by the NIA court in the terror funding case. Yasin had already admitted the charges. Pakistan has got a chill after the conviction of Yasin Malik, who spread terrorism in the Valley for more than two decades. Even before the NIA court delivered its verdict on Yasin on Thursday, Pakistan had started showing maneuvers. On Wednesday night, Pakistan summoned the Indian Embassy in-charge in Islamabad. The Pakistani Foreign Ministry handed over a document (demarche) of objections to the embassy official, which strongly condemned the leveling of “fabricated allegations” against Yasin Malik.
Malik confesses the crime but Pakistan has a different melody –
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Malik is currently imprisoned in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. The Indian government has implicated Malik in fake cases to suppress the voice of the Kashmiri leadership. Pakistan demanded the Indian government to acquit Malik of all baseless charges and release him from jail immediately so that he can meet his family and improve his health and lead a normal life. Pakistan has said all this when Yasin Malik on the record has confessed all the crimes.
Life imprisonment possible, debate on 25 –
Yasin also faces charges under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Among the sections on Yasin, the maximum punishment is life imprisonment. The sentence will now be debated in the court on May 25. Along with this, officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have been asked to ascertain the financial condition of Yasin so that fine can be imposed on him. In the last hearing, Yasin withdrew his lawyer. He had accepted all the charges leveled against him. At the same time, before the hearing, the police, tightening the security arrangements, cordoned off the area and asked the media persons to wait outside the court during the hearing.
What did Yasin Malik confess?
Yasin Malik is accused of criminal conspiracy, waging war against the country, other illegal activities and breach of peace in Kashmir. Malik had confessed his crime in this case. On the last date of hearing, he told the court that he was under sections 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy to commit terrorist acts), 20 (member of a terrorist gang or organization) of UAPA. being) and will not contest the charges leveled against him including sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code.
There are also
many other Kashmiri separatist leaders including Yasin Malik, Shabbir Shah, Masarat Alam, former MLA Rashid Engineer, businessman Zahoor Ahmed Shah Watali, who have been accused of criminal conspiracy, waging war against the country and other illegal activities. Charges have also been framed. The case pertains to various terrorist organizations- Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul-Mujahideen, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and Jaish-e-Mohammed. They carry out terrorist and separatist activities to spoil the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
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