Hometown: Maisuma, Srinagar
Wife: Mushaal Mullick
|Full Name||Mohammad Yasin Malik|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 177 cm
in meters- 1.77 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
|Political Party||Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JLKF)
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||Human Rights Award by Pakistan Times of Pakistan|
|Date of Birth||3rd April 1966 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as in 2020)||54 Years|
|College/University||SP College, Srinagar|
|Criminal Cases||• Murder of a Kashmiri Pandit judge, Justice Neelkanth Ganju. (1989) The Quint
• Kidnapping Of Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of former J&K Home Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed (1989) The Quint
• Killing Four IAF Officers at Rawalpora (1990) The Quint
• Terror funding case (2017) The Hindustan Times
|Controversies||• In 2013, a picture of Yasin Malik sitting along with 26/11 Mumbai Attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed protesting against the hanging of 2002 parliament attacks accused Afzal Guru stoked controversy.
• In June 2016, Yasin Malik was arrested for slapping a Policeman in Srinagar, while protesting with his upporters against the decision of BJP-PDP government to build separate colonies in Kashmir for Kashmiri Pandits. IndianToday
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||22 February 2009 (Sunday)|
|Wife/Spouse||Mushaal Hussein Mullick
|Children||Daughter- Raziyah Sultana
|Parents||Father- Ghulam Qadir Malik (died in 2015)
Mother- Name not Known
Some Lesser Known Facts About Yasin Malik
- Does Yasin Malik Smoke? Yes.
- Yasin Malik still resides in his ancestral Mud house located in Maisuma, an uptown locality in Srinagar.
- Mohammad Yasin Malik has had a notorious history even before he picked arms. He began his political-cum-militant career in the early ’80s. He was then a member of ‘Tala’ party, a local rebel group of youth which used to get involved in causing disturbances in the valley. The group once also disrupted an India vs West Indies match which was being held at the Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in 1983.
- Tala Party was renamed as the Islamic Students League (ISL) in 1986, which formed an important youth movement in Kashmir. Yasin Malik was the General Secretary of ISL.
- He was an active campaigner and a polling agent for Muslim United Front candidate, Yusuf Shah aka Syed Salahuddin in the 1987 Kashmir assembly elections, who later on became the leader of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen pro-Pakistan Kashmiri separatist militant organisation.
- In 1988, he illegally crossed over Line of Control to enter Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Under the administration of Pakistan Intelligence agency, ISI, he received arms training at the Pakistani terrorist camps located in POK. Later on, he gave birth to a militant organisation, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).
- JKLF led by Yasin Malik organised and undertook several terrorist activities in Kashmir. The organisation mainly used to target the Indian Security forces and Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir.
- In 1994, Malik led JKLF decided to go for a unilateral ceasefire and shifted to non-violent struggle to settle Kashmir issue. Since then, he has adopted Gandhian way non-violence to fight for freedom of Kashmir. The Print
- Malik has publically admitted to his crimes in an interview given on BBC’s Hardtalk with Tim Sebastian in November 2002.
- Reportedly, a police remand in jail caused deafness in his left year and left his face partially paralysed. Sabrang India
- Yasin says, he acquired most of his knowledge while serving his time in jail. Yasin has on and off spent several years of his life in different jails. Kashmir In-Depth
- Yasin’s wife, Mushaal Mullick is a Pakistani painter and the chairperson of Peace and culture organisation based in Pakistan. She is 20 years younger than Malik. Open the Magazine
- Yasin Malik and his wife were once thrown out of a hotel of Delhi owing to their separatist ideology for Kashmir. The First Post
- Yasin Malik says he wants Kashmir to be free from both India and Pakistan. In a letter written to former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in 2016, he opposed the merger of Gilgit Baltistan with Pakistan. The Tribune
- In March 2020, TADA court framed charges against Yasin Malik under Section 302, 307 of the Ranbir Penal Code, Section 3 (3) and Section 4 (1) of the TADA Act, 1987, and Section 7/27 of the Arms Act 1959, and Section 120-B of the RPC in the 1990 attack on 40 Indian Air Force personnel, leaving four personnel dead. The Hindu
- Experts are of the opinion that the Indian establishments in the past have appeased terrorist Yasin Malik, and has kept him away from the shackles of law, considering the serious crimes he had committed in while being a militant. The Quint