26 Oct day should be declared as a State Government holiday in Jammu and Kashmir.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Kashmir on Wednesday celebrated October 26, as Accession Day and in this regard a function was held at party office, Jawahar Nagar here.
Terming the Kashmir as an integral part of India, State Media Secretary; Altaf Thakur, on this occasion said that October 26, 1947, the then ruler of the state, Maharaja Hari Singh, had signed the Instrument of Accession to make Jammu and Kashmir part of India. “The Jammu and Kashmir issue was settled permentally in 1947, after its ruler signed the Instrument of Accession to make Jammu and Kashmir part of India,” Thakur Said. Thakur also said The fate of people of J&K was linked with the Indian democracy. Today we celebrate this auspicious accession throughout the country in general and state of J&K in particular. We the people of the J&K has firm belief over the Indian democracy and secular nation and we shall continue to enjoy this in the future too.
We believe the accession as final.
On this occasion senior leader M.M War said, while emphasising on the importance of this historical day, this day the people of J&K through its Prince Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of Accession of J&K with union of India keeping in view of the highest values of secularism and democracy. War said accession was ratified by the then popular leader of J&K Late Sheri- Kashmir Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah thereby rejecting the two nation theory.
Office Incharge Kashmir Mohammad Tahir Mir demanded that the day should be declared as a State Government holiday in Jammu and Kashmir. “We want to celebrate it as Accession Day every year. The day should be commemorated like other national holidays. The date bears great significance for all nationalist people,” Mir , adding, BJP celebrates the day as a festival.
“We are proud to be the part of the world’s largest democracy,” Mir said
Present on this occasion were Senior leader Malik Mushtaq Noorabadi, Ashraf Azad, District Vice President Srinagar Asif Masoodi, Distt. Secretary Srinagar; Hilala Ahmad Jan, Distt. President Baramulla; D.K Nehru, State Secretary BJYM; Bilal Parray, Gen. Secretary Kulgam; Manzoor Ahmad kulgami, Abid Khan, State Minority Morcha Vice President; Adv. Syed Wajahat, National Executive Member OBC; Ab. Rehman Tikri and Others.