Yasin Malik
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NEW DELHI — The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to separatist leader Yasin Malik following an appeal by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), demanding that he be awarded the death penalty.

On May 26, the NIA approached the Delhi High Court seeking the death penalty for Malik, asserting that not giving capital punishment to such a “dreaded terrorist” will result in a miscarriage of justice.

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief was awarded a life term by a trial court in a militant funding case last year.

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“Considering the record and circumstances that the respondent pleaded guilty interalia to charge under 121 IPC that stipulates among others punishment of death; the delay in refiling the appeal is condoned… We issue notice to Yasin Malik in both the application and the appeal,” the bench said.

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