Dropping Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah From Medal Is Like Erasing History, Says NC

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday denounced the move of Jammu and Kashmir government in which it had announced replacing the name of Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah embossed on the J&K Police medals for gallantry and meritorious service.

Opposing the move, National Conference State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar called it an attempt to erase history and added that Sheikh sahib will continue to rule the hearts and minds of people in Jammu and Kashmir.

Stating that the actual change of nomenclature took place in 2019, Imran said, “Just to distract people from the Kashmiri Pandit protests & general failure of the JK administration, they are digging up old issues.”

He further added, “With due respect to the National Emblem, these attempts to erase our history, identity and icon show nefariousness of those running the show. People of J&K have struggled on many fronts to be where they are now. They fought oppression, autocracy. No one can change that. Not by replacing or changing names. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah will continue to rule the hearts of people of J&K, no matter what they or their masters do.”

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