Abdul Ghani Lone was an Indian lawyer, politician and Kashmiri separatist leader.
He made his entry into politics serving in the state assembly as a Congress candidate in 1967. In 1978, he formed a Kashmiri separatist organization called People’s Conference dedicated to “the restoration of ‘internal autonomy’ in Kashmir.
He was assassinated on 21 May 2002 while commemorating the twelth anniversary of the death of Kashmiri leader, Mirwaiz Maulvi Farooq(Father of Separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq). Eyewitnesses said that earlier in the day a group of youths arrived at the Idgah, shouting pro-Pakistan slogans, and two of them fired on Lone.
His son Sajjad Lone accused separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Pakistani spy agency ISI responsible for his father’s death, but he later altered his accusation, reportedly at the suggestion of his mother,blaming Abdullah for providing inadequate security to his father.
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Mirwaiz Maulvi Farooq was assassinated in 1990 by gunmen. After his assassination his son Mirwaiz Umar Farooq took his place. Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mohammad Ayub Dar was convicted for the murder and Supreme Court of India upheld the conviction in 2010. Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat, who was the chairman of the Hurriyat Conference when it was split into the hardline and moderate factions, categorically stated at a seminar in 2011 that the security forces had played no role in the killings of Mirwaiz Maulvi Farooq, Abdul Gani Lone as well as Abdul Ahad Wani.