CM pays tributes to July 13 martyrs

Srinagar

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday paid tributes to the martyrs of 1931, who laid down their lives fighting the autocratic rule in the state.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti attends a ceremony marking Martyrs Day at Mazar-e-Shuhada  in Srinagar, on Thursday, 13 July 2017
PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

Accompanied by senior Ministers of the ruling PDP, Chief Minister early morning, arrived at the Martyrs’ graveyard in Khawaja Bazar area of the old city.

A guard of honour was presented by a contingent of the state police and floral tributes were paid.

On July 13, 1931, 22 people were killed in firing by the fascist and autocratic forces of Maharaja outside the Srinagar Central Jail, where an in-camera trial of Abdul Qadeer, a freedom fighter, was being held.

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