According to the Indian government, Malik had been at the “fore-front of separatist activities and violence since 1988” in the Kashmir valley. It says many Kashmiri Hindus had to flee because of violence committed against them by Malik’s group in 1989.
말릭, who was convicted last week, had pleaded guilty to the 10 charges brought against him by the NIA, including waging or attempting to wage war against the government, and helping raise funds for anyone to “commit a terrorist act”.
The court said Malik “did not want any trial and therefore, he was ready to plead guilty.”
His wife Mushaal Hussein Mullick said the sentencing was illegitimate.
“Verdict in minutes by Indian kangaroo court,” 그녀는 트위터에 썼다. “The iconic leader will never surrender.”
In Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, police fired tear gas and pellets to disperse stone-pelting protesters outside Malik’s residence.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said it was a
” for Indian democracy and its justice system
“India can imprison Yasin Malik physically but it can never imprison idea of freedom he symbolises,” Sharif said on Twitter.
India declared JKLF an “unlawful association” 에 2019, the year when Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government split the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two federally controlled territories.
Political parties in Kashmir said Malik’s verdict was a setback to peace efforts.
“We are afraid that this will further compound the uncertainties in the region and will only fuel more alienation and separatist feelings,” a group of parties that have in the past fought elections in Kashmir said in a statement.