They’re heroes of struggle against autocracy: Omar
Srinagar, July 12: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has paid rich tributes to the martyrs of 13 July describing them heroes of the struggle against suppression and totalitarianism.
In a message on the eve of Martyrs Day, the Chief Minister said that the sacrifices 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 principals 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.
Omar Abdullah prayed for peace and tranquillity in the State expressing the hope that the days ahead would witness all round progress and political settlement of political issues in an atmosphere of amity.
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