July 13, 1931 marks the assertion of J-K’s identity & people’s rights: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah said the day is the watershed moment in the people’s struggle for restoration of their universal human rights

Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference leader, on Monday, said that ‘July 13, 1931, marks the assertion of J-K’s identity and rights of its people.

Quoted by the party’s official Twitter handle, the NC leader said, “The Martyrs of July 13 will continue to be a beacon of LIGHT for us and for the coming generations.”

On the other hand, National Conference also paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the historical day. “We pay our humble tributes to the Martyrs of July 13, 1931. The heroes who laid their lives inspired millions to live with DIGNITY. Their sacrifices will always be remembered,” the part said.

It further vowed, “We observe this day to reiterate our commitment to fight evil with kindness. Salute & Respect.”

On Monday, the Party President and Member of Parliament, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, and Vice President, Omar Abdullah paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of 1931, calling the day a landmark in the history of Jammu and Kashmir.

While recalling the day, the leaders said the day is an important landmark in the history of Jammu and Kashmir which will never go out of sight.

“The brave men who laid their lives on 13th of July 1931 belonged to a generation of wisdom and vision. They saw in darkness and despair, a vision for the forthcoming generations; they envisioned a society free from bondage, discrimination, and oppression,” Farooq Abdullah said.

Mr. Farooq added, “Every year we remember the supreme sacrifice of the martyrs of 13 July 1931 and the idea behind remembering them is not merely an act of reminiscing past, and memorializing. On the day, we should reiterate our commitment to the ideals of our revered martyrs, whose every drop of blood is sacred to us.”

Omar Abdullah, while paying his tributes, said, “The day is the watershed moment in the people’s struggle for the restoration of their universal human rights. It was their valor that inspired millions of others to rise against the then despotic and autocratic regime. We observe the day to reiterate our commitment to fight evil with kindness, violence with non-violence, and peaceful struggle. On this day, I pay my humble tributes to all the martyrs, who laid their lives for securing a dignified life for future generations.”

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