India sentences Kashmir rebel Yasin Malik to life imprisonment.
Written by News Room on May 25, 2022
A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in the Indian capital New Delhi has sentenced iconic Kashmiri pro-independence leader Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in terror funding case.
Malik, one of Indian-administered Kashmir’s prominent rebel leaders, is the chief of now banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). The group renounced violence in 1994.
The court prosecutor had sought the death penalty for Malik.
Malik, 56, last week was convicted of terrorist acts, including illegally raising funds, membership in a terrorist organisation, criminal conspiracy, and sedition.