Paying glowing tributes to July 13, 1931 martyrs, the CPI (M) State Secretary Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami has said making Jammu and Kashmir a true democratic unit and doing away with the autocratic tendencies in the system is a real reward to the great people who laid down their lives for this cause.
In a statement issued Friday, the CPI (M) leader said sacrifices offered by July 13 martyrs were aimed at fighting autocracy. These sacrifices, he added inspired the people to strive for establishment of a true democratic setup in the state which so far seems a distant dream.
“One may disagree but the ground reality is that the institutions of governance have not come to the expectations of the people for dispensation of justice and better delivery of services. The polity of the state has also so far failed to inculcate real democratic values that could facilitate people to get the maximum out of existing democratic and political institutions of the state,” he observed.