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Dr Farooq, Omar Abdullah pay tributes to Begum Abdullah on her 20th death anniversary

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President, Member of Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Saturday visited Qaid Mazar at Hazratbal Srinagar on the 20th annual death anniversary of Begum Akbar Jehan Abdullah and offered floral tributes and Fatiha at her last resting place.

On the occasion they also offered floral tributes and Fatiha at the final resting place of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah. Party’s Additional General Secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal was also present.

“Owing to COVID19 health advisories and protocol, the party had decided not to have any big congregation usually held in connection with the annual death anniversary observance of Madr-e-Meharbaan at the Qaid Mazar,” a party spokesman said in a statement issued today.

In his message, Party President said that her contribution in the field of childrens’ education, women emancipation and tribal welfare is unparalleled till this day.

“An affectionate mother, she was a constant pillar of strength for the entire family, particularly when our father faced penitentiary and confinement.  Her persona was much influenced by the teachings of the holy Quran and life and works of Sufis.  Politics for her was a medium to serve people; her brand of politics was shorn of regional and religious prejudices,” the spokesman quoted Dr Farooq as saying.

Party vice President while paying rich tributes said that she was always concerned about the welfare of people.

“She held that people are the real fountain head of power in any working democracy and that it was the prime duty of the political class in their capacity as the servants of people to ensure their all round development and progress,” the spokesman quoted Omar Abdullah as saying.

Later several senior party leaders also visited the graveyard to offer their floral tributes and Fatiha at the final resting place of Madr-e-Meharbaan, said the spokesman.

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