NIA chargesheets Yasin Malik, Andrabi

NIA chargesheets Yasin Malik, Andrabi
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed chargesheets against separatist leader and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik, Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi

Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed chargesheets against separatist leader and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik, Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi, All Party Hurriyat Conference general secretary Masarat Alam and Shabir Shah, the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party.

The chargesheets will be filed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly receiving funds from Pakistan to carry out terrorist activities and stone pelting in 2010 and 2016.

The crux of chargesheet remains anti-India activities. Malik's judicial custody has been extended to October 23.

Meanwhile, normal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 61st consecutive day on Friday as main markets were shut and public transport was off the roads, officials said.

Few shops in some areas of the city here were open from 7:30 to 11:00 am, but downed their shutters afterwards, the officials said. However, there were no restrictions anywhere in the valley, but security forces were deployed in strength in vulnerable areas to maintain law and order, they said.

They said auto-rickshaws and few inter-district cabs were seen plying here, but the other modes of public transport were off the roads.

The movement of private cars was lesser on Friday as compared to Thursday when the city had witnessed traffic jams at various places, they added.

Mobile services remained suspended in Kashmir except in Handwara and Kupwara areas in the north, while internet services -- across all platforms -- continued to be snapped in the valley since the night of August 4, officials said.

The functioning of schools in Kashmir has remained affected since August 5 -- when the Centre announced its decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and to bifurcate the state into two Union territories.

The officials said the state government was trying its best to have normal functioning in schools, but its efforts failed again on Thursday as most parents continued to keep children at home due to apprehensions about their safety.

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