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Mehbooba pays homage to July 13 martyrs 

Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and President People`s Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday paid glowing tributes to July 13 martyrs and said that  that with their blood these 22 pious souls wrote a new chapter in the state`s history.

In her message, Mehbooba said that best tribute to the martyrs of July 13 will be to keep striving for strengthening the institutions of democracy, justice and fair play.

She said that on this day we must resolve to rise above self and help in creating a tolerant society where everyone can grow in a free democratic atmosphere. “Let us all come together to develop a virtuous society which is just and guided by principles of secular democratic temperament.  This is what the brave heroes of July 13, 1931 taught us by laying down their lives against suppression and autocracy,” Mehbooba said.