JAMMU, Jan 29: A Panchayat level meeting of ABMS was held at Panchayat Kah, in which many prominent citizens, including Panches and youth participated .
Speaking on the occasion, Advocate Pankaj Basotra, convener of ABMS , said it was very unfortunate the National Conference opposed the resolution adopted Upper House regarding holiday on the birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh. He alleged that NC was responsible for spreading “poisonous rumours” about Maharaja and the Dogra rule in the State.
He also questioned why Sheikh Abdullah’s birthday was a holiday when the same treatment had not been accorded to the Maharaja. “If Sheikh Abdullah’s birthday is a holiday in Jammu and Kashmir, why not Hari Singh’s?” he asked and added that the entire case for accession would have come to naught had Hari Singh said that he did not want to do it.
Others, who were present in the meeting, included Mohinder Singh Mankotia, Dinesh Khajuria, Roshan Lal , Amar Singh , Uttam Chand , Kartar Singh , Sat Pal Dutt and Mohd Yousuf.