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NC a vibrant public movement can alone safeguard interests of state: Sajjad Shaheen

Rich tributes paid to Sher-e-Kashmir in Banihal, Ramban


Banihal, Sep 09 (KNS): Asking the people of the State in general and party workers in particular to recall the revolutionary role played by Sher e Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah for the welfare of the people, National Conference leader & District President, Ramban Haji Sajjad Shaheen said that we should follow the vision and ideals of the great leader. Shaheen was speaking at two different functions held in Banihal and Ramban to observe 36th death anniversary of Sher -e- Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah which was attended by functionaries & workers of the party.
Shaheen said that Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was the tallest leader of the state who has sacrificed major part of his life to get rid the people of the state from the clutches of autocratic rule.
He said that Sheikh Abdullah’s revolutionary step of handing over Land to the TILLER and introducing free education in the state has no parallels in the annals of the history of the state.
Shaheen remembered him as the greatest reformist who lived with a slogan of ‘Hindu-Muslim-Sikh Itehaad’. He said that Sher-e-Kashmir’s contribution towards upliftment of the people in state will be remembered for all times to come. He said that sher-e-Kashmir always upheld the high values of secularism and composite culture of the state at the time of partition when communal frenzy had engulfed the sub-continent. 
The district president said, that People of the State are themselves witness to the struggle National Conference has made since its inception for the dignity and honor of the State and its people and its leadership has always preferred public service over personal gains and served the people sincerely and truthfully .
Cautioning people about the conspiracies being hatched to usurp the rights of the people of the state, Shaheen added that NC is a vibrant public movement which alone can safeguard the interests of the state as per the urges and aspirations of its people.
Shaheen said NC has track record of making supreme sacrifices for the cause of people and has never compromised on the interests of the state and nobody will be allowed to tamper with the special rihts, privileges and position granted to the state under Article 35-A and Article 370 of the Constitution of India, he added.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion were Sr Distt Vice President Ramban Mirwaiz Atta Mohd Katoch, District Secretary Mohd Arif Mir, Distt Vice Presidents, Mohd Afzal Wani, Saif Din Dar, Mohd Afzal Khan, Provincial Youth secretary, Abid Magray, Block Presidents Haji Ab Ahad Shan, Mohd Khalil Sohil, Gulam Rasool Deng, Mihd Ashraf Naik, Mohd Arif wani, Wazir Mohd, Haji Mohd Yousaf, Riyaz Ahmed Mir, Nisar Ahmed Sohil, besides Abdul Jabar Hajam, Mohd Afzal Khan, Haji Ismail Beigh, Youth leaders Tariq Ahmed Dar, Babar wani, Abdul Majid Wani, Ab Majid Mir, Vishvabandhu Sharma and others. (KNS)