Yasin Malik jailed for life: Timeline of cases against him
- Yasin Malik was convicted by a Delhi court on Wednesday
- He was sentenced to life imprisonment
- Just days ago, Malik pled guilty to all the charges against him
Kashmiri separatist leader and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yasin Malik was convicted under the sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court on Wednesday.
Just days ago, Malik pled guilty to all the charges in a case about alleged secessionist and terrorist activities that created tensions in the Kashmir valley back in 2016 and 2017. An NIA court located in Delhi recently convicted the separatist leader in the terror funding case.
With his conviction, let us take a look at all the terror cases against him.
October 1999: Malik was taken under arrest by Indian authorities under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
March 2002: Malik was arrested and detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
May 2007: Malik began ‘Safar-i-Azadi (Journey of Freedom)’, a campaign, along with his party-JKLF. The campaign consisted of members of the party visiting hundreds of villages and towns in Kashmir to propagate an anti-India stance.
February 2013: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Yasin Malik shared the dais at a site of protest in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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January 12, 2016: Malik penned a letter and addressed it to the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, to oppose the merging of Gilgit-Baltistan with Pakistan.
2017: A terror funding case was filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against several separatist leaders. In a charge sheet registered in 2019, the agency named Yasin Malik and four other leaders.
February 26, 2019: A search took place at Malik’s house. Items like documents and electronic appliances were seized.
March 2020: Malik, along with a few accomplices, was charged under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA), the Arms Act 1959 and Ranbir Penal Code in connection to the 1990 attack on Indian Air Force personnel in Srinagar.
March 2022: A court in Delhi court analyzed the evidence and ordered the framing of charges against Malik under the UAPA Indian Penal Code.
May 10, 2022: Malik pled guilty to all the charges against him.
May 19, 2022: An NIA court in Delhi convicted Yasin Malik in connection to a case about secessionist and terrorist activities in Kashmir between 2016 to 2017.