Highlights

  • Clashes reported in Srinagar's Maisuma after NIA court sentenced Yasin Malik to life in prison
  • Malik, who was sentenced in a terror financing case, hails from Maisuma
  • Reports say security has been beefed up across Srinagar

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Yasin Malik life imprisonment order: Parts of Srinagar observed a spontaneous shutdown on Wednesday ahead of the sentencing.

Violence broke out in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, as separatist leader Yasin Malik was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court.

Clashes between Malik's supporters and security forces were reported from Maisuma in Srinagar. Yasin Malik, who pleaded guilty in a terror funding case, hails from Maisuma, which is a locality near Srinagar's famous Lal Chowk.

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A mob was seen pelting stones, while security forces fired tear gas shells to disperse the crowd. At Malik's residence in Maisuma, a large crowd, including women, gathered. Slogans in support of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, or JKLF, leader were reportedly raised.

A shutdown was also observed in some parts of Srinagar. Heavy deployment of security forces was seen in the Valley.

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