Grandson of last Dogra ruler of Kashmir Vikramaditya Singh in a series of tweets has called the July 13, 1931 martyrs as “rapists, criminals and looters”, reported the Indian Express.
Kishtwar Chief Judicial Magistrate Sudhir Khajuria has ordered SHO Kishtwar to investigate whether it makes out to be a cognizable offence.
Directing the SHO to hold a preliminary inquiry, the CJM ordered that “if any cognizable offence is made out, SHO Kishtwar police station is directed to proceed in accordance with law”.
Martyrs Day should be honoured for those thousands of heroes who have sacrificed their lives for our Nation.
On 13th July 1931, plunder, loot & rape by criminals & jailbreakers in Srinagar city was put to an end. It is a blot on J&K that this is glorified as State Martyrs Day. pic.twitter.com/be1ElJn1tL
— Vikramaditya Singh (@vikramaditya_JK) July 13, 2019
The directions came on a complaint filed by district president of People’s Conference Sajjad Ahmed Najjar seeking action against Singh for his “derogatory remarks” against those killed on July 13, 1931, by then Maharaja’s forces in Kashmir. Najjar described it as a deliberate and malicious act on part of the accused to outrage religious feelings of the majority community, saying that the day has an important mention in state’s history and has been declared a public holiday by the government.
According to Najjar, Singh had, in his July 13 tweet, written: “Martyrs Day should be honoured for those thousands of hero’s who have sacrificed their lives for our nation”.