Yasin Malik convicted in terror funding case: Separatist leader’s sentence will be debated from May 25; Yasin has confessed his crime

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Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik has been convicted by the NIA court in the terror funding case. The debate on how much punishment Malik will get will start in the court from May 25. The court has also ordered the NIA to submit a report on Malik’s financial condition.

Earlier this month, Malik had confessed to all the allegations against him. In this he accepted all the charges against him including UAPA. This includes involvement in terrorist activities, disturbing peace in Kashmir, illegal activities, criminal conspiracy.

Malik told the court that he was guilty of sections 16 (terrorist activity), 17 (raising funds for terroristic activity), 18 (conspiracy to commit a terroristic act), and 20 (being a member of a terrorist group or organization) of the UAPA and the Indian Penal Code. He does not want to challenge the charges against him under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the IPC. Malik is in Delhi’s Tihar Jail since 2019.

Separatist leader's family protesting against Yasin Malik's 'show trial' in India.

Separatist leader’s family protesting against Yasin Malik’s ‘show trial’ in India.

Who is Yasin Milak
Yasin Malik is a separatist leader. He is associated with the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF). He has always been active in the politics of Kashmir. He has always inspired the youth there to instigate and take gun in their hands.

Malik is also facing charges of terrorist attack on Indian Air Force personnel on 25 January 1990 and having links with Pakistani terrorists. There have also been allegations of kidnapping of Rubia Saeed, daughter of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Yasin was also instrumental in killing Kashmiri Pandits in 1990 and forcing them to leave the Valley.

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