Abdullahs pay rich tributes to Martyrs of 13 July, 1931

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Sagar, Nasir, Party MPs also pay tributes, recall their sacrifice and valor

Srinagar, Jul 12 : The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party president, and Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah and vice-president, Omar Abdullah on Monday paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of 1931, calling the day a landmark in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per a statement, issued to the news agency, while recalling the sacrifice of the 13 July martyrs, the leaders said the day is an important landmark in the history of Jammu and Kashmir,

which will never go out of sight.

It stated the implications of the day thickened over time and resulted in the transformation of the state from a feudalistic to a democratic one.

“The brave men who laid their lives on 13th of July 1931 belonged to a generation of wisdom, and vision. They saw in darkness and despair, a vision for the forthcoming generations, they envisioned a society free from bondage, discrimination and oppression,” he said.

It said that every year they remember the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs of 13 July 1931 and the idea behind remembering them is not merely an act of reminiscing past, and memorializing.  “

As per the statement, party’s vice-president, Omar Abdullah while paying tributes to the Martyrs said that the 13th July marks the collective defiance of the oppressed.

“The day is the watershed moment in the people’s struggle for restoration of their universal human rights. It was their valor that inspired millions of others to rise against the then despotic and autocratic regime. We observe the day to reiterate our commitment to fight evil with kindness, violence with non-violence and peaceful struggle. On this day, I pay my humble tributes to all the martyrs, who laid their lives for securing a dignified life for future generations,” he said.

Among others party’s general secretary, Ali Muhammad Sagar, additional general secretary, Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Members of Parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone, Hasnain Masoodi Senior leaders Choudhary Ramzan, Abdul Rahim Rather, Mian Altaf Ahmed, Mubarak Gul, Sakina Itoo, Shameema Firdous, Dr Bashir Veeri, Ali Muhammad Dar, Political Advisor to VP Tanvir Sadiq, Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, YNC President Salman Ali Sagar also paid glowing tributes to the martyrs. (KNO)

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