Yasin Malik Terror Funding Case: Terror funding case: Jammu and Kashmir’s separatist leader Yasin Malik was sentenced to life imprisonment. The Special Court of NIA sentenced Yasin Malik to this sentence. Yasin Malik was convicted in the terror funding case. Charges were framed against Malik under several sections including criminal conspiracy, breach of peace. Malik had also confessed to the charges before the court, after which Malik was convicted on May 19.
Yasin Malik was an advocate of independent Kashmir
Yasin Malik was born in 1966 in a family that originally belonged to the Kokernag area of ??South Kashmir but lived in Maisuma area near Lal Chowk. He has been an advocate of independent Kashmir and has been the president of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. Yasin was among the first group of youths who originally led the armed militancy in the Kashmir Valley. However, after his arrest in early 1991 following an encounter, Malik gave up violence in 1994 and pursued peaceful means to settle the Kashmir conflict.
Actively involved in political activities
Yasin Malik is a semi-literate person but was actively involved in political activities. He was part of a group of youth influenced by pan-Islamic movements in Egypt and the Middle East and Afghan jihad. He was arrested in 1985 for leading a protest and after his release in 1986, he became part of a student group- the Islamic Students League (ISL). The ISL became an important youth movement and its members were Ashfaq Majeed Wani, Javed Mir and Abdul Hameed Sheikh.
The separatist phase started in 1987
Yasin began his separatist phase in 1987 when he became the polling agent for Mohammad Yusuf Shah Syed Salauddin in the notoriously rigged elections along with Ishfaq Majeed Wani (the original ideologue of JKLF), Hameed Sheikh, Javed Mir and Ejaz Dar. After the elections, and the defeat of the Muslim United Front, he was arrested by the then Farooq Abdullah government. He was tortured and kept in jail for more than 6 months. Upon their release the group entered Pakistan, and after arms training returned to start the armed wing of the JKLF. They called themselves the Haji group – (Hamid-Ashfaq-Javed and Yasin).
In captivity from 1990 to 1994
The Haji group launched an armed insurgency and was responsible for all attacks, blasts and killings until the end of 1991 when the Pakistan-sponsored Hizbul Mujahideen came into existence. They waged guerrilla warfare with Indian security forces, kidnapped Indian Interior Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s daughter Rubia Saeed, and attacked government and security officials. In March 1990, Ashfaq Wani was killed in a fight with Indian security forces. In August 1990, Yasin Malik was captured in an injured condition. He was imprisoned till May 1994. Hamid Sheikh was also captured in 1992.
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Was jailed in 2017 in terror funding case
The JKLF cadres were killed and in 1993 Yasin announced the dissolution of the JKLF armed wing. Yasin Malik then joined the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC) as a separatist politician and continued to fight for independence through political means. However, the crime he committed during the violent days did not leave him behind. He was jailed in 2017 in a terror funding case involving hawala money from Pakistan and is still in contact with Rubia.Eid He is facing trial in the kidnapping case and the murder of four Indian Air Force officers. More than 60 FIRs are still registered against Yasin Malik in different police stations, but investigations in most of the cases, including the killing of Kashmiri Pandits, have not been completed.
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