Peoples United Front (PUF) Saturday carried out a protest march in Srinagar against the remarks of Congress leader and Grandson of Maharaja, Vikramaditya Singh, about the July 1931 martyrs.
According to a PUF statement, the protesters, who were led by Engineer Rasheed, where holding play cards seeking arrest of Vikramaditya Singh and were also chanting slogans asking NC & PDP to explain their relations with Congress, Vikram Aditya Singh and those forces who are praising Maharaja every day.
Protesters marched from Regal Chowk to Press Colony. Talking to media persons on the occasion Engineer Rasheed said, “We don’t want to indulge in blame game, but it is shameful that a person who happens to be Grandson of Maharaja Hari Singh rather collecting courage to seek apology for the heinous crimes committed by his father and grandfather is getting involved in character assassination of national heroes of J&K, who fought against all odds and laid down their lives against the autocratic rule. Singh needs to be reminded that during recently concluded parliamentary election as a Congress nominee he claimed to be representing so called secular forces and was supported by main regional parties NC and PDP. However after facing a humiliating defeat he is trying to become more communal than the non-communal forces.”
“The martyrs of 13th July 1931 did not fight against Maharaja for being Hindu but laid down their lives against the brutal system of autocracy”.