NC resolution declares Sheikh as national hero

Jammu: Members of ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday made a strong demand in Legislative Council for declaring former Chief Minister Sheikh Abdullah as national hero and grant of Bharat Ratna to him.

NC MLC Bashir Ahmed Shah submitted the resolution demanding the house resolves that "keeping in view the contribution of the Sher-e-Kashmir in bringing socio-economic reforms in the state, he should be declared a national hero."

His vision and philosophy of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh unity be incorporated in the syllabus and text books of Jammu and Kashmir state board of school education, he demanded.

Speaking on the issue, Deputy Chairman of Legislative Council, M Y Taing, who has worked closely with Sheikh, demanded that he should be granted Bharat Ratna for his work for the state and country.

NC Members - Sheikh Ghulam Rasool, Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy, Dharam Bir Singh Oberoi, Ajay Sadhotra and Javid Rana also highlighted the role and contribution of the leader in the socio political development of the state.

They also demanded conferring Bharat Ratna upon him. Later the Member withdrew his resolution after the assurance from the government.

Minister for Medical Education R S Chib told Legislative Council that government would recommend inclusion of vision and philosophy of the Sheikh in syllabus and text books of J-K board of school education.