SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) on Sunday paid tributes to its veteran leaders Late Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg and Late Khwaja Ghulam Mohuiddin Shah on their 36th and 14th death anniversaries respectively.
Paying tributes to Late Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg, NC president Farooq Abdullah said the deceased’s contribution and vital role in the history of Jammu and Kashmir’s struggle for dignity especially in the Quit Kashmir Movement and the land-to-tiller reform movement would be remembered for all times to come.
“Late Beg’s ideological and political struggle against autocracy and his sacrifices rendered in the cause of espousing the sentiments of the people have altered the direction of history,” he said.
Recollecting the contribution of Late Khwaja Ghulam Mohuiddin Shah in “selflessly” serving National Conference for decades, Farooq Abdullah said the deceased’s vital role in framing the Autonomy Document and consolidating an ideological support for the restoration of autonomy in the state was an open, glorious chapter for people to read.
Terming Late Khwaja Mohuiddin Shah as his close associate, NC president said the deceased was an epitome of loyalty, truthfulness and sincerity. He said that Late Shah served the party in various key positions with great dedication.
Paying tributes to Late Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg and Late Khwaja Ghulam Mohuiddin Shah, NC vice president Omar Abdullah said the contribution of both leaders in scripting a glorious era of public service would go down in history as a testament of leadership and statesmanship.
“Late Mirza Afzal Beg and Late Khwaja Mohuiddin Shah were great political minds and exemplary statesmen,” Omar said adding that their vital roles in the history of National Conference couldn’t be forgotten at any cost.
NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and senior party leaders also paid tributes to Late Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg and Late Khwaja Mohuiddin Shah.