Hours before a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Delhi was to pronounce his sentence in a “terror” funding case, Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik said he had been following Gandhian principles and non-violent politics, reported India Today.
“After dropping weapons, I have followed principles of Mahatma Gandhi. Since then, I have been following non-violent politics in Kashmir,” according to India Today Malik said in court on Wednesday.
The NIA has sought death penalty for Yasin Malik.
The minimum sentence he can get in the case is life imprisonment and the maximum sentence is the death penalty. In the morning, the NIA court reserved its order till 3.30 pm.
In view of Yasin Malik’s sentencing, there was heavy police deployment at Patiala House Court in Delhi on Wednesday.