Assembly, Council pay tributes to former legislator, victims of terror attack

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 9: Both the Houses of State Legislature today paid homage to the former Legislator, Ali Mohammad Sofi.
The Lower House also paid tributes to three GREF personnel who were killed in a militant attack in Akhnoor area of Jammu this morning.
As soon as the Lower House met, the Speaker Kavinder Gupta moved the obituary reference to pay tributes to late Ali Mohammad Sofi. The contribution and services rendered by late Sofi for the development and uplift of people of the State were appreciated by the Speaker and the House.
Condemning the militant attack in Akhnoor sector where three GREF personnel were killed this morning, the House expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.
Two minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to the departed souls.
In the council, paying tributes to late Sofi, Chairman Haji Anayat Ali said that Sofi was a man of principles who always fought for the rights of down trodden section of the society.