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Wednesday, 22 May, 2002, 14:11 GMT 15:11 UK
Thousands mourn Kashmiri separatist
Funeral procession
Mr Lone and a bodyguard were shot dead on Tuesday
Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral procession of Kashmiri separatist leader Abdul Ghani Lone.


Look at his face. It does not show fear, it shows a sense of knowledge. He knew his assassin had come

Shabnam Lone, daughter
Lone and a bodyguard were shot dead on Tuesday while attending a rally in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.

The rose-strewn body of the Kashmiri moderate was carried through Srinagar on its way for burial on Wednesday.

Crowds shouted "we want freedom" and pro-Pakistan slogans as they slowly made their way along the eight kilometres (five miles) from the murdered leader's home to Martyr's cemetery in the city.

Lone's two sons and several senior separatist leaders were among relatives and friends who accompanied the body.

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He will be raid to rest along with others who have died in more than a decade of armed insurgency in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Mourners
The mourners chanted slogans for Kashmiri independence
Mr Lone was a senior figure in Kashmir's main separatist alliance - the All Party Hurriyat Conference.

No one has yet admitted carrying out the attack which killed Abdul Ghani Mr Lone.

But the his son, Sajjad Lone, blamed both Pakistan and the government of Indian-administered Kashmir for his father's death.

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