Mehbooba pays tribute to July 13 martyrs

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday paid tributes to the martyrs of 1931 at the Martyrs’ graveyard in Khawaja Bazar area of the old city here. She was accompanied by senior Ministers of the ruling PDP.

Speaking on the occasion, Mehbooba said that the condemnation of the Amarnath attack by Kashmiris has proved that the ‘Kashmiriyat’ is alive.

She said despite the atmosphere of fear and terror, Kashmiris cutting across political and ideological divide have overwhelmingly condemned the attack.

Seven pilgrims were killed and nineteen injured after their bus was caught in cross-fire after following a militant attack on government forces in Botengoo area of Anantnag on Monday night, police said.

Meanwhile, a guard of honour was presented by a contingent of the state police and floral tributes were paid to the martyrs of July 13.

Twenty-two civilians were killed in firing by the forces of Maharaja outside the Srinagar Central Jail on July 13, 1931, where a trial of Abdul Qadeer, a freedom fighter, was being held.

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