Srinagar, Sep 8, Awami National Conference President Begum Khalida Shah Tuesday paid rich tribute to Sher-e- Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 39th death anniversary.
She said Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah’s struggle is an open book and he will always be remembered as a leader, teacher, guide friend and philosopher for his contributions in taking the common masses out of abject poverty and subjugation after hundreds of years.
“Be it the land to the tiller, free education, emancipation of women, setting up of universities in Jammu and Kashmir, laying of infrastructure for roads, hospitals, education centers with all round developmental programmes for all the three regions of the State. There is no parallel in the world to such contributions from a leader towards his People,” she said.
She said the decision taken on 5 August 2019 about the abrogation of Article 370 was unconstitutional and illegal and PAGD will fight back against this diktat. She said the massive majority of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh division will never accept this unilateral decision implemented through the barrel of the gun and gross violation of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir State and the Constitution of India.
Begum Khalida Shah further stated that the best tribute we all can pay to the Late Leader is to ensure that the decision to abolish Article 370 and Article 35 A is revoked and the un- finished task of Late Sher-e –Kashmir for a just and fair solution to the vexed Kashmir problem is realized and the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir are treated as of paramount importance.