SRINAGAR, Jan 27: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference today took strong exception to axing of the name of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah from various JK Police gallantry awards, saying the measure has taken vendetta to a higher level.
A meet of party functionaries was held at party headquarters Nawa e Subha, Srinagar. The meet saw a large participation of party functionaries and workers, who unanimously condemned axing of the name of Sher e Kashmir from JK Police gallantry awards.
Party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar and District President Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmad while talking to media said, “It is a calibrated effort to trim every single symbol of J&K’s political individuality. The present ruling dispensation in New Delhi heaving with subjective prejudices and complexes against ideals revolving around the Indian constitution and the spirit of its accommodative federalism hasn’t ceased its witch-hunt The axing of Sher e Kashmir’s name from state gallantry awards should be seen in that direction,” they said.
He said dropping Sher e Kashmir’s name from awards, and state holidays cannot erase him from J&K’s history. “His persona is above petty recognitions, and awards, a conscious leader, he preached to his countrymen to overcome timidity and prejudices,” he said.
While rebuffing Nirmal Singh’s remarks on Sher e Kashmir Imran said, “We unequivocally condemn his uncouth remarks against Sheikh Abdullah. Being lost into the obscurity he is hitting on the tallest political statesman and charismatic mass leader of J&K and Sub-continent to gain cheap publicity. However such uncouth ascertain reflects his ignorance. Unlike Jammu, where lakhs of Muslims were butchered following partition; it was Sheikh Abdullah who ensured protection to the verdant political and social landscape of Kashmir,” he said.
Among others GN Bhat, VP Kashmir Province YNC Ahsan Pardesi, Khalid Rathore, Advocate Shabir, Mohi Ud Din Mir, Jehangir Yaqoob Wani, Khalid Rathore, G N Tailbali were also present on the occasion.