Sheikh Abdullah fought for rights of the oppressed: Guv

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday paid tributes to Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his birth anniversary and recalled his contribution to the development of Jammu and Kashmir.

In his message, governor said that Sheikh was a popular leader and a social reformer “who fought for the rights of the oppressed, irrespective of caste, creed or religion and strived for the sustenance of secular and pluralistic values”.

The governor in a statement said, “A sustained endeavour towards strengthening of our democratic institutions and maintenance of communal harmony and brotherhood would be a befitting tribute to Sheikh Sahib.”