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Party leaders offer tributes on Sheikh Abdullah’s anniversary

Srinagar (PR) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party leaders offered tributes and fateha to late Sheikh Abdullah on his 39th death anniversary.

Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and other prominent leaders were among those party functionaries offering Fatiha and floral tributes at Sheikh Abdullah’s grave.

Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was born on 5 December 1905 and died on 8 September 1982. He was one of the most influential Kashmiri politicians who played a pivotal role in the politics of Jammu and Kashmir for decades.

In Indian held Jammu and Kashmir and among his followers, he is commonly referred to as “Sher-e-Kashmir” or “Baba e Quam”.

Sheikh Abdullah was the founding leader of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference. However, he later renamed this party as Jammu and Kashmir National Conference.

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Among scores of other party functionaries, delegates and workers party General Secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar, Additional General Secretary Dr. Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, party Treasurer Shammi Oberoi were present on the occasion. Other senior leaders Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Mubarak Gul, Shameema Firdous, MP Anantnag Hassnain Masoodi, Nazir Ahmed Khan Gurezi, Mir Saifullah, Irfan Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Syed Akhoon, Dr. Bashir Ahmed Veeri, Ali Mohammad Dar, Sheikh Ishfaq Jabbar, Abdul Majeed Bhat Larmi, Peer Afaq Ahmed, Qaisar Jamsheed Lone, Javed Dar, Ghulam Mohiuddin Mir, Mir Ghulam Rasool Naaz, Syed Tauqeer Ahmed, Dr. Sajad Shafi Uri, Ahsan Pardesi, Tanvir Sadiq, Imran Nabi Dar, Salman Sagar, Mudassar Shahmiri, Ifra Jan, Mohammad Khalil Bandh, Pir Muhammad Hussain, Ghulam Mustafa Sofi, Shabir Ahmed Kullay, Er. Sabiya Qadri, Mohammad Yaqoob Wani, Shafqat Watali, Ghulam Nabi Bhat, Manzoor Wani, JS Azad Nisar Ahmad Nisar, newly elected block presidents, YNC functionaries also offered floral tributes and Fatiha on the occasion.

The leaders while offering glowing tributes to late Sheikh Abdullah said that he was one of the titans of the freedom movement for the restoration of people’s democratic rights.

Party Leaders pledged to offer every sacrifice for upholding and preserving the rights of the people of J&K.

Defending, upholding and preserving the unity of the people of J&k will be a befitting tribute to Sher-e-Kashmir, said the party leaders while paying tributes to Baba-e-Quom Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah.

The life and struggle of Sher-e-Kashmir, the functionaries said, was emblematic of people’s genuine aspirations and that on his anniversary the best tribute to him would be to tread the path which he had left behind for all of us to follow.

Lauding his vision of discarding communal politics, Party leaders said Sheikh Sahib’s ideals have universal acceptance.

He wished for a society where equal opportunities are available to all, irrespective of religion, region, caste, creed or color, the party leaders said.

Recalling the immense contribution of Sheikh Sahib, like revolutionary Land Reforms Act, Single Line Administration, free education, adult franchise, party leaders said that after independence, the state rose to achieve new heights in terms of human development index and that the overall growth of the state on other vital development indices was also far ahead of other states in the country.

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