JKLF Leader Yasin Malik Arrested

Yasin Malik’s organisation Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned by Modi Government on Friday, March 22, 2019. This decision was taken by the security committee of the cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi. Officials said that JKLF is banned for promoting secession of the state from the Union of India. JKLF is in close touch with militant outfits and is supporting extremism and militancy in Jammu & Kashmir.

JKLF is banned under section 3(1) of the UAPA, 1967. According to this section, Centre can declare any association as unlawful by notifying it in the Official Gazette. Centre also banned Jamat-e-Islami (JeI-J&K) earlier this month under the same section.

Official Gazette notification to ban Yasin Malik's JKLF
Official Gazette notification to ban Yasin Malik's JKLF

Yasin Malik is already in a jail booked under the Public Safety Act after the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel. Malik is likely to face trials for a 3 decade old case. He abducted Dr. Rubaiya Sayeed, the daughter of then Union home minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. He also gunned down 4 Indian Air Force personnel in Srinagar.

Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba told Media that Yasin Malik was the mastermind behind the purging of Kashmiri Pandits and is responsible for their genocide. He also said that JKLF is a threat to the security of the country. CBI has registered 2 cases against JKLF including the murder of 4 IAF personnel. NIA has also registered a case and it is under investigation.

JKLF History & Yasin Malik’s Anti-National Activities

  • JKLf was founded by a Pakistani national Amanullah Khan in mid 1970 at Birmingham (United Kingdom).
  • In 1971, a JKLF member hijacked an Indian Airlines plane en-route to Jammu from Srinagar.
  • Jammu & Kashmir police have registered 37 FIRs against the JKLF.
  • JKLF is also involved in killing of an Indian diplomat Ravindra Matre posted in the UK in 1984.
  • JKLF is also involved in illegal funneling of funds & distributing to stone-pelters to fuel hatred & violence in the Kashmir Valley.
  • JKLF was the first outfit that picked up arms in the valley.
  • Yasin Malik is involved in anti-India activities since 1994.
  • Yasin Malik also went to Pakistan on Indian passport and was involved in carrying out anti-nation activities from there.
  • Yasin Malik is one of those separatist leaders who wind up anti-India activities in the Kashmir valley.

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