SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President, Member of Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Monday paid tributes to the martyrs of 1931 calling the day a landmark in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
While recalling the sacrifice of the July 13 martyrs, the leaders said the day is an important landmark in the history of Jammu and Kashmir that will never go out of sight. He 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 July 13, 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.
“Every year we remember the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs of July 13, 1931 and the idea behind remembering them is not merely an act of reminiscing past, and memorializing. On the day, we should reiterate our commitment to the ideals of our revered martyrs, whose every drop of blood is sacred to us. Sher-e-Kashmir too has galvanized his life and mission with the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs that marks the shift from stoicism to dynamism. I on this day pay my earnest tributes to all the martyrs who laid their lives on that day to secure a new dawn of freedom for future generations. The martyrs of 1931 will continue to be a beacon of light for us and for the coming generations. Every single drop of their blood is sacred to us,” he said.
Party’s Vice President Omar Abdullah while paying tributes to the Martyrs said that July 13 marks the collective defiance of the oppressed. “The day is the watershed moment in the people’s struggle for the 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. The functionaries said that the National Conference will continue its peaceful struggle towards realization of dreams of the martyrs. Meantime party’s parent body, YNC, Women’s wing, minority cell, and Legal wing functionaries; Zonal Presidents; District Presidents have also paid rich tributes to the martyrs.