Pakistan has condemned the conviction of Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik by a Delhi court in a case involving financing of terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, after pleading guilty to all charges against him. Malik, a Hurriyat leader and head of the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was convicted on Thursday in a 2017 terrorist financing case. He is currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik had been convicted today in a “clearly suspicious and motivated case” filed against him by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2017, the Pakistani foreign ministry said on Thursday. “Not only has Mr Yasin Malik been convicted of fabricated allegations against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, but attempts have been made to create speculation about Pakistan,” it added.
On Wednesday, Pakistan summoned India’s charge d’affaires here to the foreign ministry and handed over a demerge to Islamabad, strongly condemning Islamabad for making “fabricated allegations” against Malik.
Malik recently pleaded guilty to all charges, including under the Strict Illegal Activities Prevention Act, before a Delhi court in a case related to alleged terrorism and separatist activities that rocked the Kashmir Valley in 2017. India has repeatedly told Pakistan that Jammu and Kashmir will be an integral part of the country “was, is and will be forever”. It has advised Pakistan to accept reality and stop all anti-India propaganda. Wants normal neighborly relationships.