Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to remove the picture of Sheikh Abdullah from the Police Service Medal awarded for outstanding service. The National Conference (NC) has been furious over this and has called it a wrong decision. The National Conference said that the decision is an attempt to erase the history of Jammu and Kashmir, but that Sheikh Abdullah will always remain in the hearts of the people. On Monday itself, an order in this regard was given by the Ministry of Home Affairs and now the Ashoka Pillar, the national emblem of India, will be inscribed in place of Sheikh Abdullah in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Service Medals.
NC spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said, "While showing full respect to the national emblem, I would like to say that the government has taken this step as part of an effort to erase the history, identity and identity of our heroes. Dar said removing the names will not change anything, but National Conference founder Sheikh Abdullah will always rule the hearts of the people. He has said that wherever the people of Jammu and Kashmir are today, they have fought a lot for that. They have always fought against dictatorship and oppression. No one can change it. It cannot be changed by changing the name or bringing something else in its place.''
"Sheikh Abdullah will always rule the hearts of the people. Even if the administration of Jammu and Kashmir and their bosses take a decision. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered that the Police Service Medal will no longer have a photo of Sheikh Abdullah, but an Ashoka pillar. Not only this, now it has also been renamed not the Sher-e-Kashmir Police Medal, but the Jammu and Kashmir Police Medal. The decision has been welcomed by several organisations, including the BJP, while the National Conference has opposed it. Sheikh Abdullah was the founder of the National Conference and was also the CM of Kashmir.''