Kashmir: Militants gun down member of People’s Conference in Kupwara district

Family members took Khoja to the Baramulla district hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: October 13, 2016 1:05 pm
Kupwara district in J&K (Source: Google Maps) Kupwara: Two militants barged into the house of 50-year-old Ghulam Nabi Khoja around 8.30 pm and ordered him out. (Source: Google Maps)

In the second political killing in the Valley this month, a senior worker of the People’s Conference, the party headed by Sajjad Lone who is a minister in the J&K government, was shot dead Wednesday night by militants outside his home in Kralgund, a village in Kupwara district. Two militants barged into the house of 50-year-old Ghulam Nabi Khoja around 8.30 pm and ordered him out. Residents said the militants shot Khoja several times and, taking advantage of the dark, fled the spot. Family members took Khoja to the Baramulla district hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

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“He had multiple bullet injuries and died minutes after he arrived,” Dr Masood, the hospital superintendent, said.

Khoja was a close associate of Sajjad Lone. An employee of the education department, he was associated with the People’s Conference since the days of Abdul Gani Lone, Sajjad’s father who was assassinated in 2002.

On October 2, Fayaz Ahmad, a former sarpanch, was killed by militants outside his house in Kandizal near Pampore.

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    Bhagwat Goel
    Oct 13, 2016 at 4:48 am
    MR MIR THEY WERE NOT MILITANTS BUT ISLAMIC JAHADI TERRORISTS.YOU ARE CERTAINLY THEIR APOLOGISTS. SHAME ON YOU.
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    DD
    Oct 13, 2016 at 6:06 am
    stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;''''''''
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    ah
    Oct 13, 2016 at 3:22 am
    this is not helping anyone ................. stupidity
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    l s
    Oct 13, 2016 at 1:47 am
    Where is the U N human right activists ???lt;br/gt;Where are the human right people from USA and other countries, why don't they come as a team to Pak.???lt;br/gt;Must be afraid of the pak army and the terrorists.lt;br/gt;Have gut's and come, for you the Americian people's money made Pak what it is today, and still you people are sanctioning more and more funds.lt;br/gt;Shame on you Americian people and politicians.
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    OmKar
    Oct 13, 2016 at 1:22 am
    Say terrorist not militant
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    Parth Garg
    Oct 13, 2016 at 4:55 am
    Kashmir is burning and our Defence Minister is busy in proving as to how NDA government is better than the UPA regime.
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    Chetan
    Oct 13, 2016 at 7:03 am
    Dear Parth Garg, JandK is an integral part of India and Home Ministry is working for peace there. As far as Defense Ministry is concerned, they are working hard too. I suggest, pls have systemic thinking to such a sensitive topic.
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    raghav
    Oct 13, 2016 at 3:14 am
    This is the consequences of the political parties who have fed milk all these years to a snake called "terrorist". Now you lumpen creed will face your actions.......,
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