Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik (3rd right) with supporters marches during a protest against a court verdict sentencing two Kashmiris to life imprisonment in Srinagar on January 4, 2013. The Muslim-majority region is in the grip of a 20-year insurgency against rule from New Delhi, which has left more than 47,000 people dead by the official count, a separatists put the toll twice as high. AFP PHOTO/ Tauseef MUSTAFA
Supporters and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) comfort the chairman of JKLF Yasin Malik after Indian government forces fired teargas shells towards him during a demonstration on December 24, 2014 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Hundreds of supporters and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) a pro independence resistance party, clashed with Indian government forces on Wednesday in Srinagar, as JKLF chairman Yasin Malik along with his supporters staged a sit-in to protest alleged atrocities, arrests and raids by Indian police. Malik was among hundreds of Kashmir resistance leaders and activists arrested by Indian police in the run up to the five-phased Assembly polls. He was released last night after a two-month-long detention, a JKLF spokesman said.
Indian police officers scuffle with the leaders and activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a separatist party fighting for independence of Jammu and Kashmir, as police try to detain the Chairman of JKLF Yasin Malik (2nd R) during a demonstration over the death sentences of three men, convicted for their role in the Lajpat Nagar market bomb blasts, on April 23, 2010 in Srinagar, the summer capital if Indian administered Kashmir, India. Two Kashmiris and a Muslim resident of New Delhi were sentenced to death on April 22, 2010 for the bomb blast on May 21, 1996 that killed 13 and wounded 39. Shops and businesses were closed in protest of the convictions. On other was sentenced to a life sentence and two others were found guilty on lesser counts an released for time served.
Yasin Malik (C), chairman of the JKLF and his supporters carry a banners during a protest against a court verdict sentencing of two Kashmiris to life imprisonment for their involvement in separatist violence on December 07, 2012 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Hundreds of supporters of the pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), lead by the organization's chairman Yasin Malik, threw stones at Indian police during the protest, which lead to the arrest of Malik and several of his aides.
Indian policemen detain the Chairman of pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik during a protest against the killing of a youth by Indian Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on January 06, 2012 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Altaf Ahmad Sood, an 18-year-old student, was killed and another person injured when CISF personnel fired shots during a protest against frequent power cuts in Boniyar, Uri, west of Srinagar, on Monday.