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India charges Kashmiri pro-independence leader amid crackdown

Malik, centre – wearing cap, was arrested as part of a wider assault in Jammu and Kashmir by Indian authorities [Fayaz Kabli/Reuters] A top pro-independence leader in Indian-administered Kashmir has been booked under the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA) which could see him imprisoned for up to two years without a trial. Yasin Malik, chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was sent to Kot Balwal jail in Jammu city from a police station where he had been kept since his arrest on February 22 together with 160 other people. The arrest came amid a wider assault […]

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