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Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra paid tributes to martyrs of 1947-48
Jammu February 11:-
A memorial function was organized at Sharda Bhawan Bohri, Jammu under the aegis of Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra to pay tributes to the forgotten sacrifices of Jammu and Kashmir especially who were brutally massacred in the Pakistani invasion of 1947 – 48. On this occasion, two minutes silence was also observed for the supreme sacrifice of Indian army and selective killings of other community of faith who laid their lives for the integrity and sovereignty of India.
The chief guest of the function and member advisory committee of POJK, Mr. R K Chhibber, while addressing the gathering threw light on the incidents of Pakistani invasion in the territory of India in Jammu and Kashmir after the partition and said that it has been recorded as a black day in history . He laid emphasis upon that the day is not far when Pakistan Occupied Jammu Kashmir will be again integral part of India because it is our land and now this is the only agenda left. He also revealed that in the coming days, a heritage centre of Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir will be constructed in Jammu which will inspire us to come closer to our roots.
Speaking as the keynote speaker on this occasion, Dr. Ramesh Taimri left the gathering emotional by giving details of the heart-wrenching incidents of the days of 1947-48. Referring to his recently published book 'Pakistan's invasion in J&K 1947-48', he said that the Pakistani invaders invaded Indian territory in a planned manner and killed hundreds and thousands of Hindus and Sikh community. On the authenticity of the content of his book he said that the incidents mentioned in the book are accompanied by facts and evidences. He expressed happiness that today in the form of this book, the factual information of that period has been recorded.
On this occasion, Chairman of Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra, Dr. Maharaj Krishan Bharat, while paying tributes to the martyrs of 1947-48, said that today there is much need to rebuild the factual narrative when it is being said that there was a tribal attack on Jammu and Kashmir in 1947-48. In fact, it was not a tribal attack but Pakistani soldiers infiltrated the Indian borders in a planned manner and selectively killed civilians in Jammu and Kashmir .
It was only Indian army who push them back to their territory but unfortunately we loss major portion of Jammu Kashmir now called as Pakistan occupied JK , which is in the illegal occupation of Pakistan. Narrating the story of the families killed in the Gushi area during the Pakistani invasion of 1947-48, Dr. Bharati Kaushal Bhat said that this is not the story of just one house, these are the real incidents of every second-third house in that area. How brutally the invaders destroyed the houses. They entered and openly massacred women, children, old age people and young men. She said that they gave their lives for their country and religion, in which my grandfather was also murdered. Mr. Radheshyam , a staunch worker of Sanjeevani Sharda Kendra conducted the stage. Ms. Lakshra Raina recited a patriotic song which thrilled the audience. The ceremony began with lighting of the lamp and concluded with a prayer song sung collectively.
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