Yasin Malik to marry Pakistani girlfriend Feb 22

February 17th, 2009 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS  

Rawalpandi, Feb 16 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik is set to wed his Britain-born Pakistani girlfriend Mushaal Mullick Feb 22.

Mullick, a post graduate from the London School of Economics and an artist, is the daughter of Rehana Hussain, chief of the Muslim League (women’s wing). Her father, the late M.A. Hussain Malik, was an internationally renowned Pakistani economist.

Yasin Malik, chairman of the pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, is in this Pakistani garrison city these days.

Sources close to Malik say top Pakistani leaders have been invited to the wedding party.

The 40-year-old Kashmiri leader had met Mushaal during one of his tours to Pakistan two years ago.

The wedding dates were fixed during Malik’s current visit to Pakistan. The couple got engaged Oct 24 when the JKLF leader was in detention for launching a poll boycott campaign in Kashmir.

This will be the third high-profile cross-border wedding in the Kashmiri seperatist camp after Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who married a US citizen of Kashmiri origin, and Sajjad Ghani Lone, who wed the daughter of JKLF supremo, Amanullah Khan, from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

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