Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday visited Mazar-e-Shohada at Naqashband Sahib here to pay tributes to the martyrs of 13th July. He laid flower wreaths over the graves and offered Fateh.
The chief minister said the sacrifice of the martyrs to free society from autocracy and lay edifice for democracy and human dignity is one of the richest chapters of the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
"The best way to pay homage to the martyrs is to help create equitable and palatable environment for everyone to grow and develop in a democratic atmosphere," he added.
Speaker of legislative assembly, Mubarak Gul; ministers, including Abdul Rahim Rather, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Peerzada Mohammad Sayed, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Ch Mohammad Ramzan and Mohammad Akbar Lone; adviser to the chief minister, Qamar Ali Akhoon; ministers of state Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo and Ajaz Ahmad Khan, various legislators, director general police Ashok Prasad and various senior officers were also present on the occasion besides a large number of people.