Srinagar, Oct 26 (UNI): BJP leader Darakshan Andrabi on Thursday urged the youth to educate the people about the historical importance of the day when Jammu and Kashmir formally acceded to India in 1947 on this day.
Andrabi who is also the Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Wakf Board emphasized the historic importance of ‘Accession Day’ and urged the youth to play an active role in educating the common masses about the historical importance of this day.
She recalled that on October 26, 1947, the then Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession, a monumental step that was endorsed by Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, formally merging the state of Jammu & Kashmir with the union of India.
Andrabi hailed the decision of Maharaja Hari Singh to sign the Instrument of Accession as a bold and visionary step that has made the people of Jammu and Kashmir proud to be an integral part of the world’s largest democracy.
A BJP statement said that she underlined that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with the Union of India was full and final, following the path taken by princely states in other parts of India during the post-independence era.
Andrabi who also holds the rank of a Minister of State in the Jammu and Kashmir administration emphasized the need for every citizen to take pride in the progress and development witnessed in the region since the accession and thanks to the state being an integral part of India.
She called for the day to be celebrated as a festival, with each individual pledging to protect the unity and integrity of the state against any forces that may seek to undermine its connection with the rest of India.
She reiterated that the accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India is full and final, reinforcing the state’s status as an integral and inseparable part of the Indian nation.
On the Accession Day BJP organized a grand celebration at its headquarters in Jawahar Nagar Srinagar in which Minority Morcha, Yuva Morcha, Kissan Morcha and ST Morcha participated.