October 2, 2023

Give what is to be punished, I will not beg for mercy: Yasin Malik

On this, Yasin Malik said, “I will not beg from the court. Do what the court deems fit.

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A special Indian court will on Wednesday convict separatist Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik in a terrorism financing case. On the other hand, Yasin Malik has said, “I will not beg from the court, give what is to be punished.”

Last week, the court convicted Yassin Malik of committing terrorist acts, being part of a terrorist organization and other criminal activities in addition to financing terrorism.

Indian News Channel ABP News Live reported the earlier hearing that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had asked the court to sentence Yasin Malik to death.

Yasin Malik told the court: “I will not beg here. Give me the punishment you deserve. But answer some of my questions. “

 Yasin Malik raised the question that if I was a terrorist then why seven prime ministers of the country (India) kept coming to Kashmir to meet me. If I was a terrorist, why was no charge sheet filed against me during this whole case? ‘

“If I was a terrorist, why was I issued a passport under Prime Minister Vajpayee?”

“If I was a terrorist, why was I given the opportunity to give lectures in important places in other countries, including India?”

The court remarked on Yasin Malik’s question that the time for these things has passed.

On this, Yasin Malik said, “I will not beg from the court. Do what the court deems fit. “

Earlier, Yasin Malik had protested against the charges against him during the trial of the case and said that he was fighting for freedom.

“The terrorism case against me was false and politically motivated,” he said. If the struggle for independence is a crime, then I am ready to commit this crime and suffer the consequences. “

Yasin Malik was arrested in April 2019 by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) in a two-year-old case of “funding for terrorism and separatism”. He had been in custody under the Public Safety Act since March before the trial.

He was also accused of killing four Indian Air Force officers in 1990, along with seven others.

In 1995, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had issued a stay order in this case which was quashed by the same court in April 2019.

Yasin Malik was also accused of plotting to kidnap Rabia Saeed, daughter of former Chief Minister of Indian-administered Kashmir Mufti Muhammad Saeed, in 1989.

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