Yasin Malik Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Age: 56 Years
Wife: Mushaal Mullick
Hometown: Maisuma, Srinagar
|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||3 April 1966 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||56 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
• On 19 May 2022, a Delhi court convicted him in terror funding case after he pleaded guilty. After Malik was booked under under sections 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for the terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy to commit terrorist act), and 20 (being member of terrorist gang or organisation) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), he pleaded guilty for all charges before the court on 10 May 2022, and he informed the court that he would not challenge any of the charges against him. In a nine-page order, the court said, “The amicus curiae was directed to visit the accused in jail and to have legal consultation with him, so that the accused could be made aware of the maximum punishment which could be awarded to him if he entered into the plea of guilt... Thereafter also, accused Yasin Malik pleaded guilty to the charges framed against him." Hindustan Times
• Life imprisonment in a terror funding case: On 25 May 2022, a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in New Delhi sentenced him life imprisonment in a terror funding case. The court also slapped a fine of more than Rs. 10 lakh on him. While pronouncing the judgement, judge Praveen Singh remarked, "The convict may have given up the gun in 1994, but never expressed any regret for violence committed prior to 1994 and still remained engaged in violent acts. The offences committed were of a very serious nature, and intended to strike at the heart of the idea of India and to forcefully secede J&K from the Union of India.” Hindustan Times He was kept in solitary confinement in a high-rick cell in Tihar’s prison number 7. The Hindu
• Accused in the 1989 kidnapping case: On 15 July 2022, Dr. Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of former Union Home Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed identified Yasin Malik and three others as her abductors in the 1989 kidnapping case. In January 2021, the CBI framed charges against 10 people, including Malik, in the Rubaiya kidnapping case. The Hindu
|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
- 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 ear 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 in 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, the 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 have kept him away from the shackles of law, considering the serious crimes he had committed while being a militant. The Quint
- Chinmay Mandlekar‘s role as Farooq Malik Bitta in Vivek Agnihotri‘s acclaimed film The Kashmir Files (2022) had shades of Yasin Malik.
- On 26 July 2022, he was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi following a fluctuation in his blood pressure; Malik was on a hunger strike since 22 July 2022 after the centre rejected his request to appear physically in the Jammu court hearing for the 1989 abduction case of Rubaiya Sayeed in which he is an accused. The Hindu