J&K: Parts of Srinagar observe shutdown ahead of court verdict on Yasin Malik

Parts of Srinagar noticed an automatic shutdown on Wednesday ahead of the court ruling on the amount of Separatist Yassin Malik sentencedWho was convicted in the terrorism financing case, officials said.

They said most shops and businesses in Maisoma and nearby areas, including some in Lal Chowk, have closed.

They added that shops in some areas of the old city were also closed, but that public transportation was running normally.

They said that security forces were deployed heavily in the city to avoid any problems with law and order.

Malik, the chief of the banned JKLF, was convicted on May 19 by a court in Delhi under the strict anti-terror law in a case related to the financing of terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, after pleading guilty to all charges.

Special Judge Praveen Singh had then posted the order on May 25 to announce the amount of the penalty and also directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to assess Malik’s financial situation to determine the amount of fine that could be imposed.

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