What: Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik was today sentenced to life in prison by a special Delhi court. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had demanded the maximum punishment--the death penalty--while the defence pleaded for life imprisonment.
Court's judgement: Two life sentences and five punishments of 10 years of rigorous imprisonment each have been awarded. All sentences are to run concurrently. A monetary penalty of over ₹ 10 lakh has also been levied.
Why: Malik had earlier pleaded guilty to all the charges including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in a terror funding case.