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Yasin Malik’s passport may be blocked, says report

Published Mar 10, 2013 10:01pm


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Chief of Jamat-ud-Dawa, Hafiz Saeed, left, sits with chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front, Yasin Malik, at a hunger strike camp to protest against the hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru on Sunday in Islamabad. — File Photo by AP

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik, who returned here on Saturday after a visit to Pakistan, was allowed to leave for Srinagar on Sunday without ‘formal questioning’ by the authorities.

Apart from his brief interaction with intelligence officials manning the immigration counter at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, he was spared a detailed explanation for his appearance along side Hafiz Saeed, the suspected Mumbai attacks mastermind, at a protest in Islamabad.

Eyebrows were raised here when Mr Malik shared the dais with the Lashkar-e-Taiba chief at a hunger strikers’ camp organised in protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru for his alleged involvement in the Indian parliament attack.

Home ministry sources said the ministry was yet to take a call on revoking Mr Malik’s passport for his activities in Pakistan.

According to an official, the JKLF leader’s passport is unlikely to be reissued after it expires on March 19. Agencies are contemplating blocking his passport for a year or two, he said. Mr Malik had, however, been advised by Indian authorities to lie low and not to make any ‘intemperate’ remarks or statement that could fan tempers in held Kashmir which is already tense since the hanging of Afzal Guru last month.

—By arrangement with Times of India


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vjaiswal35 Mar 11, 2013 07:00am
I wonder what would have been Mr Malik's fate had he been a baloch in Pakistan. any of my friend would like to comment.
KhanChangezKhan Mar 11, 2013 06:50am
In the Indian eyes, each and every Muslim of India are Militant but Narender Modi who killed hundreds and thousands of Muslims in Gujarat is the Hero of India. Parveen Togaria, L. K. Advani, BHP, BJP, etc., who are the master minds of demolishing Babri Masjid and killing uncountable Muslims, continued receiving facilities beyond the law. Ajmal Qassab, introduced by India as a Pakistani terrorist, killed some Indians got the penalty of death whereas an Indian, Narender Modi and his followers, killed their own nationals in hundreds of thousands in Gujrat becomes the Chief Minister of Gujrat and still dreaming for Prime Minister of India. Why not the Indian law makers put them in death penalty? Remember Muslims of India should not leave India and go anywhere; they are the real citizen of India and should always be staying there. If anyone wants to leave them, they should get their shares inside the region!
Mahesh Mar 11, 2013 03:27pm
Hello friend , If you are a Pakistani ,can i ask one question ? there is lot of violent disturbances like bomb blasts and killings in your country , whom do you blame ? So its not one religion or another , there are different reasons for every cause of violence ,for example land dispute , political gains , etc . A criminal is a criminal what ever the religion he belongs . Just keep one thing in mind , world is not yet destroyed because there are people around the world who has respect on each others faith and religion . Pakistan was formed on the basis of religion but there were other religions like major religion was Hindus , they never asked for different country , instead they lived happilly with all other religions and all other religions living side by side.India is a secular country all religions are equal , yes there were many violent disturbances in the last 60 years but all were settled .In India there is lot of freedom to everyone ,so no one is going any where but fanatics who hate other religions have no place in this country , so dont worry and stop hating Indians because once upon a time you were Indian before partisan.Lets be friends and stop hating each other before its too late because both the countries have nuclear weapons . Hate and anger can destroy everything what we have acheived for the children of both countries .