A clash broke out between the supporters of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik and the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Maisuma area of Srinagar on Wednesday. Police fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters.
A Delhi court has sentenced Kashmiri separatist Yasin Malik to life imprisonment in the terror funding case. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had demanded death penalty for Malik.
According to India Today, internet services have been suspended in Maisuma and downtown areas of Srinagar following the court’s decision.
Earlier this month, Yasin Malik had pleaded guilty to all charges under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in the terror funding case.
Malik reportedly told the court that he did not want to give any explanation on the charges leveled against him, including Section 16 (Terrorist Act) and Section 17 (Raising funds for terrorist activities).
On May 19, Special Judge Praveen Singh convicted Malik and directed the NIA officials to determine the amount of fine to assess his financial condition.
On Wednesday, Malik told the court that ever since he renounced violence, he has “followed the principles of Mahatma Gandhi”. Malik also said that he met seven prime ministers of India and challenged that no intelligence agency would be able to prove that he was wanted in any terrorist activity after 1994. He had laid down his arms only after 1994.
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