Jammu & Kashmir

JK Admin replaces Sheikh Abdullah emboss on police medal with national emblem of India

A boy holds National Conference flag printed Sheikh Abdullah's photo on it amid party's election campaign in Kashmir. [File Photo]

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday ordered replacing Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah embossed on one side of the police medal for Gallantry and Meritorious Service with ‘The National Emblem of Government of India’.

“It is hereby ordered that in modification to the Para 4 of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Medal Scheme, the Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah embossed on one side of the medal shall be replaced with “The National Emblem of Government of India” and the other side inscribed with the J&K State Emblem shall be inscribed as “Jammu and Kashmir Police Medal for Gallantry” and “Jammu and Kashmir Police Medal for Meritorious Service’ in case of Gallantry/Meritorious Medal, as the case may be,” reads an order by Principal Secretary, Home Department R K Goyal.

In January 2020, the administration changed nomenclature of the police medal for gallantry and the police medal for meritorious service by removing the word ‘Sher-i-Kashmir’, a reference to former Prime Minister of J&K and National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.

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