Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Legislative Assembly Speaker, Mubarak Gul and Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad were among the prominent who visited the Martyrs Graveyard at Naqshband Sahab (RA) on Saturday, to pay homage to the July 13, 1931 martyrs amid severe restrictions and shutdown.
The unionist leaders laid wreath at the graves of the martyrs and offered Fateh.
Finance Abdur Rahim Rather, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Ali Mohammad Sagar, Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services and Sports Taj Mohuiddin, Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution and Transport Chaudhary Ramzan, Advisor to Chief Minister, Qamar Ali Akhoon, DGP Ashok Prasad and former PHE minister and PDP leader, Qazi Afzal were among those who visited the martyrs graveyard and paid tributes to the July 13, 1931 martyrs.
Stringent security arrangements were made and heavy deployment put in place on the arrival of unionist leaders at Mazar-e-Shuhda. The locals were not allowed to move out of their homes and the old city was put under complete siege. Still then dozens of protesters pelted stones on a police vehicle in Khanyaar area. Sources said that some police cops were injured and the vehicle got damaged in the incident.However, the protesters were chased away.