http://www.tribuneindia.com/2011/20110111/j&k.htm#8 sajad Lone confirms who killed his father
KILLING OF LONE, MIRWAIZ’S FATHER
Sajjad backs Bhat’s stand
New Delhi, January 10
Separatist leader Sajjad Lone today threw his weight behind former Hurriyat chairman Abdul Gani Bhat for his stand that "our own men" killed Mirwaiz Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone", observing that time had come for people to decide whether they were with the "murderers or the murdered."
Sajjad, son of Lone, praised Bhat for speaking the truth on the killings of the two separatist leaders and for showing the way, and said it was never late to speak the “truth.”
Bhat, who once chaired the separatist amalgam All-Parties Hurriyat Conference, recently created a flutter by saying that the two separatist leaders and his own brother were killed by “our own people” and not the security forces.
Bhat had said time had come to speak the truth about the killers of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq, who was killed 21 years ago, Abdul Gani Lone, who was shot dead in 2002, and his own brother, Mohammad Sultan Bhat, who was murdered in 1995.
In a first-person account published in a local daily in Srinagar,Greater Kashmir, Lone recalled the events of the day when his father was killed on May 21, 2002.
He recalled that in the wee hours of May 22, 2002, when he was planning the funeral, his mother called him inside a room. "I found her behaviour strange. Her composure saddened.She asked me to retract a statement, in which I blamed the ISI for my father’s killing,which I made last night.”
Lone recalled that he had refused buckling under pressure. According to him, his mother then said she had lost her husband and did not want to lose him. “In retrospect, I don’t think I should have accused an institution of the killing. But Prof Bhat has shown the way, when he stated that it was our own people who killed Lone Sahib,” he wrote.
"Lone Sahib and Mirwaiz Sahib have left this world. We cannot bring them back. But if we do not learn any lessons from their killings, we will be doing a great disservice to the very nation whose aspirations we claim to espouse. There is nothing like a good murderer and a bad murderer..,” he wrote.
“The culture of unaccountability, impunity cultivated and nourished by a select group of intellectuals and thinkers has only emboldened the killers, who are aiming at disempowering the Kashmiri voice and coercing it into submission. It is time that the select band, decide whose side they are on--the murderer or the murdered,” he said. — PTI
We, not India, killed 'our own people': Hurriyat leader
PTI Jan 3, 2011, 04.51pm IST
SRINAGAR: A senior Hurriyat leader has created a flutter by saying that two separatist leaders and his brother were killed by "our own people" and not security agencies, prompting J&K government to term it as a "late admission" and a call for a probe to fix responsibility.
"No police was involved (in the killings).... It was our own people who killed them," former Hurriyat Conference chairman Abdul Gani Bhat said.
He said time had come to speak the truth about the killers of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone, who were shot dead in 2002, and his own brother Mohammad Sultan Bhat, who was murdered in 1995.
Dr Shabir Choudhry
Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said: "Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people."