Advisor to governor, Khursheed Ahmad Ganai, politicians and top officers of the civil administration on Saturday paid floral tributes to July 13, 1931 martyrs in Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
Reports said that Ganai who was accompanied byDivisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan offered fateha at the gravesof the martyrs at the shrine of Naqshband Sahib in Downtown Srinagar earlymorning.
Ganai also inspected a guard of honour on theoccasion.
Others who paid tributes included Farooq Abdullah,president of National Conference, G.A. Mir, state president of Congress party,M.Y.Tarigami, state secretary of CPI-M, Engineer Rashid, President of AwamiIttehad Party, Ghulam Hassan Mir, President Democratic Party Nationalist andHakeem Muhammad Yaseen, chief of Peoples Democratic Front.
July 13 is observed as Martyrs Day in Jammu andKashmir to remember those killed in the firing outside the Srinagar CentralJail by forces of the Dogra Maharaja in 1931.
The state government observes the day to honourthose who fought for Independence in 1947. It is a public holiday in the state.