|Early Times Report|
KISHTWAR, July 16: Senior Congress Leader and Former Minister, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori today said that "what Vikramaditya Singh has said regarding 1931 martyrs is highly condemnable. Congress distanced itself from "remarks made by any individual" and cautioned its leaders to be careful. Any remark made by any individual is certainly not the opinion of the party," the senior Congress leader said. "We advise all leaders of our party to be careful. "Terming the martyrs sacrifices as a golden chapter in the history of JK. The best way one can pay homage to these heroes is to develop JK as an egalitarian and tolerant society, free from the distinctions of religion, region, caste or creed. Martyrs gave their life for securing dignity and self-respect. Heroes of 1931 had dreamed of a democratic, prosperous and tolerant Jammu & Kashmir for which they even laid their lives. It's now our responsibility and challenge to make the State truly a model by strengthening these ideals and guarding them firmly," Saroori said.