May 2002 News

Bilal Lone to represent People''s Conference

25 May 2002
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: Putting to rest the speculation as to who will represent the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples'' Conference of slain leader Abdul Gani Lone in the executive of Hurriyat Conference, the party on Saturday decided on Bilal Gani Lone, the elder son of the party founder. Contradictory statements were issued in this regard by various party office bearers over the past few days. At an extraordinary meeting of party''s working committee here on Saturday, it was decided that Bilal Gani Lone will represent the party in the Executive Council of Hurriyat Conference, while his younger brother, Sajjad Gani Lone, will take over chairmanship of the party. The party has constituted a five-member Supreme Council headed by Bilal Gani Lone to look after the party matters and would be accountable to its working committee. The meeting also decided that the chairman would not have any powers to make any changes in the Supreme Council and would be bound to implement the decisions of the panel.


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