However, the investigation agency which was probing the case had sought the death penalty for Malik.
Notably, Malik had pleaded guilty to all the charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in the case.
In addition to life imprisonment, the NIA court also slapped a fine of Rs 10 lakh as the court imposed different amounts for different sections he has been booked under.
On the request death penalty by NIA, Malik said that he would not plead for anything and had left the case for the court to determine the conclusion.
Meanwhile, Srinagar has witnessed a shutdown partially before the court's verdict. As per reports, many business premises, areas like Maisuma and its adjoining regions inclusive of shops located in Lal Chowk have been closed.
However, public carriers have been running routinely while the forces of security have been positioned to keep away any issues pertaining to the system of laws and authoritative order that may occur.
Malik was found guilty on May 19 by a court in Delhi under the rigorous anti-terror rules in a case associated with sponsoring terror activities.
Subsequently, Praveen Singh, a Special Judge was assigned to look into the matter for further announcement on May 25 regarding the volume of punishment to be imposed on Malik.
The Special Judge also commended the NIA to examine the secessionist's financial state in order to decide the quantity of fine which could be inflicted.