Kathua, July 13
Jammu Kashmir National Conference (NC) on Thursday paid glowing tributes to the 22 valiant martyrs of 13th July, 1931 here at Kathua. The program was organised by Shakeel Ahmed Tony, Block President Kathua, in which District president Ajit Kumar Sharma was the main guest.
Highlighting the valour and selfless sacrifices of the martyrs, National Conference Block President Shakeel Ahmed Tony and President said 13th July 1931 was a watershed moment in the history of Kashmir and marked the beginning of a struggle against tyranny, oppression and despotism. He said that Martyr’s of 1931 sacrificed their lives for the cause of the democracy and freedom of press and speech. He asserted the movement at that time was not against any person or community it was against the system which was prevalent in those days not in J&K only but whole of the country.
Jammu Kashmir has a unique history and it has seen so many ups and downs in the past. However the National Conference leadership has remained the voice of the people of the state and fought for the democratic rights of the people of the State from its very inception, he added.
District Sect. KK Bakshi, Neelam Sharma, JP Singh, Sagar Chand, Davinder Mehta, Rakesh Sharma and many other party leaders were also present during this function.