Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik convicted of ‘terrorism’ by Indian court

An Indian court on Thursday convicted Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik in a case related to terrorism that is punishable by death or life imprisonment.

Being a member of an organization fighting for the freedom of Kashmiris, Malik had been charged with raising funds and ‘terrorist acts’.

According to Indian media, Praveen Singh, the judge of the court, has set May 25 for hearing the arguments from both sides on this sentence. The court has also asked Yasin Malik to give an affidavit about his assets.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front stated that during the trial, leader Yasin malik protested and said that he was a freedom fighter and that all charges were fabricated against him.

“If asking for freedom is terrorism then he is ready to accept this crime and its consequences,” Malik said in court.

On the other hand, on Wednesday the Indian Charge d’ Affaires (Cd’A) was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan and handed over a demarche conveying a strong condemnation on the framing of fabricated charges against Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yasin Malik, who is imprisoned at Tihar jail by the Indian authorities.