Paying glowing tributes to the July 13, 1931 martyrs, the Communist Party of India (M) on Friday said the day has to be commemorated as the struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for upholding the values of democracy, social justice and human values.
"The July 13 martyrs are signposts of human rights protection, courage and sacrifice, rich values which should guide us in our political and social life.
The struggle ultimately fructified and helped the suppressed people of the state to live with dignity, self respect and honour," State Secretary CPI (M) Ghulam Nabi Malik said.
He said the uprising against the tyranny and autocratic rule of Maharaja by the people laid a strong edifice for unifying the people, rising above narrow considerations that finally culminated in initiating a process of their empowerment. The supreme sacrifices by the martyrs led to the dawning of a new era in the state. (UNI)