Mehbooba pays tribute to July 1931 martyrs

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday paid tributes to the martyrs of 1931, who laid down their lives fighting the autocratic rule in the state.
The Chief Minister arrived at the Martyrs’ graveyard in Khawaja Bazar area of the old city early morning. She was accompanied by senior Ministers of the ruling PDP.
A guard of honour was presented by a contingent of the state police and floral tributes were paid.
On July 13, 1931, 22 people were killed in firing by the forces of Maharaja outside the Srinagar Central Jail, where an in-camera trial of Abdul Qadeer, a freedom fighter, was being held.
The crowd was protesting in central jail against the detention of Qadeer when the forces of Maharaja opened fire.
A strict curfew was imposed in Khawaja Bazar and other areas of old city to prevent protests and rallies.

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