Former militant’s home vandalised in Kashmir

August 16th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Pampore (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 16 (IANS) An unruly mob, participating in the separatist Hurriyat Conference-sponsored rally, Saturday ransacked the house of militant-turned-counter insurgent Ghulam Alias Lone in this south Kashmir town. Many protesters, who were participating in the rally organised to pay tribute to slain Hurriyat leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz, barged into the house of Lone, known as Papa Kishtwari.

After asking those inside the house to come out, the mob ransacked and set ablaze properties including furniture and other valuables and smashed windowpanes and doors of the house in this town, 16 km from Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar.

Lone, once a dreaded counter insurgent, is in jail undergoing trial in a murder case.

Thousands of Hurriyat supporters participated in the rally in Pampore where separatist leaders urged the people not to resort to stone pelting at the police and paramilitary troopers inviting their ire.

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