Court acquits Yasin Malik and others in Signature Campaign Case

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik was Saturday acquitted by Court along with his two associates in a 13 years old case.

Muhammad Yasin Malik, Javid Ahmed Mir and Noor Muhammad Kalwal were booked in the case in 2003 when they were organizing a Signature Campaign in Kokarnag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Kokarnag police had registered a formal FIR vide number 152/2003 against the trio when they were in the area with regard to their Signature campaign.

“That Signature Campaign was aimed at to appeal International Community especially India and Pakistan to include Kashmiri’s as well in the dialogue process. It was a peaceful campaign and yet we were booked by the police,” senior separatist leader Javid Ahmed Mir told CNS.

Describing the charges against Malik, Mir, and Kalwal as frivolous and meaningless, Principal and District Sessions Judge Anantnag, Chodhri Muhammad Akram acquitted them all with dignity. Earlier, Muhammad Yasin Malik prayed before the Court has even the then Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and later Omar Abdullah had approved JKLF’s Signature campaign.

JKLF leaders were represented by their counsels Advocate Fayaz Ahmed Sodagar and Advocate Mujeeb-ur-Rehman.

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