Sher-i-Kashmir was epitome of pluralistic, secular ideology: Rather

Jammu, December 04 (Scoop News) – Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs,  Abdul Rahim Rather has paid glowing tributes to late Sher-i-Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his 106th birth anniversary.

            In his tributes to Sher-i-Kashmir,  Rather described him as an epitome of state’s pluralistic ethos, communal harmony and brotherhood adding that his dearest of the dear slogan, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh Ithhad would continue to reverberate and provide fragrance in nook and corner of the state for times to come. He said it was the outcome of Sher-i-Kashmir’s farsighted secular and pluralistic ideology that Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi saw a ray of hope in Kashmir when whole of the sub-continent was engulfed in the flames of communal frenzy in 1947.

             Rather said that the tallest leader of Kashmir, who was also popularly known as “Asia Ka Blund Sitara – Sher-i-Kashmir Hamara” throughout his life fought for the upliftment of the poorest of poor and offered great sacrifices to protect and uphold dignity and honour of the people of the state.

             Rather said that the best way to offer tributes to Sher-i-Kashmir is to work for accomplishment of his mission for the “Naya Kashmir”.