JKLF chairman and a pioneer of the 23-year-long armed insurgency in Kashmir, Yasin Malik, has warned that awarding life term, one after another, to Kashmiri separatists could lead to “1990-type turmoil.”

Mr. Malik called a news conference hours after the presiding officer of a designated TADA court in Jammu pronounced life imprisonment on Monday for two JKLF detainees — Nazir Ahmad Sheikh of Batmaloo and Showkat Ahmad Khan of Nishat.

He dismissed the judgment as “extension of the Indian political vendetta.” He called for shutdown in Valley on December 10 and asked the Kashmiris to stage protest on the World Human Rights Day against the penalty of life imprisonment.

He said his JKLF activists and supporters would carry out a burning candle march from the organisation’s office at Maisuma to Lalchowk in the evening on December 7.

He said the JKLF activists would stage protest and observe a token hunger strike in Srinagar and Rawalpindi on December 10.