Srinagar, Jul 13: A large numbers of leaders and activists of Janta Dal (United) JD (U) led by J&K State President G M Shaheen, today visited Mazar-e-Shuhada to paying rich tributes to the martyrs of July 13, 1931 and said the best way to pay homage to these heroes is to develop Jammu & Kashmir State as an egalitarian and tolerant society, free from the distinctions of religion, region, caste or creed.
Shaheen while addressing the media on the occasion said, “It was their sacrifice that proved a turning point in our history and inspired millions of oppression Kashmiris to rise in unison against an oppression dictatorship. July 13 will always be a day where the people of Kashmir will reiterate their commitment to overcoming evil with kindness, non-violence and peace. The heroes of 1931 had dreamed of a democratic, prosperous and tolerant Jammu & Kashmir for which they even laid their lives. It’s now our responsibility and challenges to make the State truly a model by strengthening these ideals and guarding them firmly.”
“I pay my humble tributes to our great martyrs who laid down their lives to pave way for a struggle against despotism and tyranny. These brave hearts of 1931 had sacrificed their lives for laying a strong edifice of democracy, equality and liberty in the state which ought to be safeguarded, respected and protected by every citizen.
Referring to recent statement of PDP President Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti wherein she blamed BJP for trying to create 1989’s position back in Kashmir valley, Shaheen said, “PDP President Mehbooba’s concern is justified as far as present Kashmir unrest is concerned. BJP is trying to engineer split in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and form government with consent of some rebels of PDP MLAs which seems uncertainty for the state in coming days as far as Kashmir issue is concerned. Government of India is now trying to push back the people of Kashmir towards militancy again which is not good sign for state of Jammu and Kashmir as we have already lost thousands of innocent lives in Kashmir since more than 2 decades be it civilians, police or para military forces.
He further stressed upon the Central government not to form any government in J&K state for vested interest till normalcy restored in Kashmir valley. “The situation is not conducive as far as present unrest is concerned,” he added.
Shaheen further disclosed that the leaders and activists of JDU are also to visit Pahalgam on July 15 to welcome the Amarnath pilgrims keeping in view to maintain brotherhood and communal harmony as far as historical yatra is concerned which is running smoothly without any panic