In a seemingly strange turn of events, Imtiaz Yasin, a close aide of separatist leader Yasin Malik, has been appointed to lead the Jammu & Kashmir Forest Department’s sports team. It is to be noted that Imtiaz Yasin is not just a close aide of Yasin Malik but also a murder suspect himself. In a government-approved letter accessed by Times Now, it was disclosed that the alleged murder suspects will now represent as well as lead the state at all national tournaments.
Not just in murder, Imtiaz Malik has been found guilty in a number of cases that includes rioting, arson and hooliganism.
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This decision to appoint Malik as the mascot of the J&K sports team has raised many eyebrows as he, along with some other separatist leaders in the state, have been found guilty of being involved in more than one terror funding cases. He allegedly used to pay the money to the rioters and the stone-pelters in the state to further the violence.
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Considering the fact that he is a suspected terrorist, the decision to make him the mascot of the sports team comes as rather unfathomable to the common people. Previously, the story of 17-year-old sportsperson Majid Khan, who put aside football to take up guns for Lashkar-e-Toiba, had seemingly shocked many people across the valley.
Meanwhile, commenting on the issue, Dr Aijaz Ilmi, a member of the BJP, said:
Yasin Malik’s aide is not eligible to get a govt job.
His antecedents have not been verified. His appointment is illegal. He is facing cases of murder, arson, rioting, stone pelting is not pro-democracy.
According to the report by Times Now, Ilmi also ensured that New Delhi will take up the issue at the soonest as a terror suspect can never be a part of any governmental position.