Jammu, February 22 (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today, paid tributes to Former Chief Minister, West Bengal , Joyti Basu, former Member Parliament, Aga Syed Mohammad Hussain Mottamadi, former Minister of State and MLC, T. R. Atri, , former Legislative Assembly Member Saleem Anwar Dhar and Former MLC Sofi Ghulam Mohammad and Editor, Daily Srinagar Times
Immediately after Governor’s Address to the joint session of the State Legislature, the Legislative Assembly met separately and Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone, made a reference to the sad demise of the aforesaid leaders and paid glowing tributes to them.
He dwelt in details on the contribution they made in the political arena of the country and the State.
Winding up obituary references, the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah paid rich tributes to Jyoti Basu, former Chief Minister of
Omar said that Jyoti Basu was a historic personality who became Chief Minister of
The Chief Minister said that Jyoti Basu nurtured the secularism and socialism in the country and referred to his attachment with
Paying homage to Aga Syeed Mohammad, Omar said that Aga Sahib was a top ranking religious scholar and political leader, who worked for the betterment of the people of Leh and Kargil.
The Chief Minister, in his tributes to A. R. Atri, said that Atri during his political carrier, besides projecting the cause of poorer section of the society, also contributed in providing social justice to the all shades of the people.
Omar also described Sofi Ghulam Mohammad and Khawaja Sanaullah Bhat, as doyens of Journalism and said both the distinguished editors used their pen to bring forth the truth and reform the society. He said both the Editors had special quality of highlighting public issues through write-ups and editorials. He mentioned the regular column “Khazer Sochata hai Wullar ke- kinaray” of Daily Aftab, penned by Sanaullah Bhat which generally touched in its typical way the various issues confronted to the society.
Those who spoke on the obituary reference, included , Leader of Opposition , Ms Mehboob Mufti, Prof Chaman Lal Gupta , Harsh Dev Singh, Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami, Ch Mohammad Alsam, Ashwani Kumar, Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Hassan Mir and Minister for CA&PD, Qamar Ali Akhoon. They also paid rich tributes to the departed leaders recalling their contribution in varied fields.
Later, the House observed two minutes silence as a mark of respect to the departed leaders and others.