Guv Urges All Parties To Shun Differences For Peace In J&K  


Sacrifices by Martyrs Gold Chapter In Kashmir’s History: Mehbooba   

SRINAGAR —  Governor N. N. Vohra has called upon the leaders of all political and religious parties and social organizations and the people of the state to shun all differences and join hands to make Jammu and Kashmir peaceful, prosperous and among the leading states in the country.

“In his message on the occasion of Martyrs’ Day, Governor observed that Jammu and Kashmir has been known for its glorious pluralistic ethos, amity and brotherhood, and urged the people to work towards restoring the pristine glory of the State as an abode of peace, harmony and prosperity,” said a Raj Bhavan spokesman.

Martyrs’ day is observed every year on July 13 to pay homage to 22 martyrs who died fighting the Dogra rule in 1931.

Meanwhile, Former Chief Minister and PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti paid rich tributes to the martyrs, terming their sacrifices as the golden chapter in the history of Jammu & Kashmir.

In her message on the occasion, she said the brave hearts of 1931 sacrificed their lives for laying the foundation of a system based on equality, justice and liberty in the State adding their sacrifices ought to be safeguarded, respected and protected by every citizen and no sacrifice is big enough to guard their contribution.

Mehbooba Mufti said the best way to pay homage to these heroes is to develop Jammu & Kashmir as an egalitarian and tolerant society, free from the distinctions of religion, region, caste or creed. “The heroes of 1931 had dreamed of a democratic, prosperous and tolerant Jammu & Kashmir for which they even laid their lives. It’s now our responsibility and challenge to make the State truly a model by strengthening these ideals and guarding them firmly,” she said in her message

‘July 13 Beginning of Struggle Against Tyranny’   

 Describing martyrdom of 22 valiant martyrs of 13th July 1931 as a watershed moment in the history of Kashmir, National Conference on Thursday said that it was “beginning” of a struggle against tyranny, oppression and despotism.

In a statement issued NC patron Farooq Abdullah said that sacrifices was timeless and continues to inspire millions of people to fight for justice, truth and peace. 

Farooq along with party vice president and his son Omar Abdullah paid glowing tributes to the valiant martyrs on the 87th Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir.

Highlighting the valour and selfless sacrifices of the martyrs, they said that martyrdom was a watershed moment in the history of Kashmir and marked the “beginning” of a struggle against tyranny, oppression and despotism.

 “The undying thirst for dignity cannot be suppressed by injustice and the 13th July Martyrs proved that non-violence and persistence always prevails over oppression and tyranny in the end. I pay my humble tributes to the martyrs and make a fervent appeal to the people in general and our youth in particular to be well informed about the history of our struggle against oppression and tyranny”, Dr. Farooq Abdullah said in his message.

Omar said the sacrifices of the martyrs of 13th July will continue to be a beacon of humanity’s fight for dignity and justice. “I pay my humble tributes to our great martyrs who laid down their lives to pave way for a struggle against despotism and tyranny. It was their sacrifice that proved a turning point in our history and inspired millions of oppression Kashmiris to rise in unison against an oppression dictatorship. 13th July will always be a day where the people of Kashmir will reiterate their commitment to overcoming evil with kindness, non-violence and peace”, Omar Abdullah said in his message.


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