Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has paid rich tributes to the Martyrs of July13, describing them heroes of the struggle against suppression and autocracy.
In a message on the eve of Martyrs’ Day, the Chief Minister said that the sacrifice of the Martyrs to free the society from autocracy and lay edifice for democracy and human dignity is one of the richest chapters of the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
“The best way to pay homage to the Martyrs is to help create equitable and palatable environment for everyone to grow and nurture in a democratic atmosphere. Let all of us join hands to develop a society based on justice and principles of secular democratic temperament”, he said adding that tolerance and respect for each others’ viewpoints, whether we agree to these or not, is the soul of democracy. He said the Martyrs of 13th July laid their lives to uphold this principal of natural justice and democracy.