Yasin Malik Weds His Pakistani Girlfriend

22 February 2009
The Hindu

Rawalpindi: Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik on Sunday married his Britain-born Pakistani girlfriend Mushaal Mullick in this Pakistani garrison city. The marriage ceremony was attended by a number well known people, including politicians, Pakistan's Geo TV reported. 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, 40, chairman of the pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, 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. It was the third high-profile cross-border wedding in the Kashmiri separatist 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.