Sept 18, LPS, An all parties meeting was held today the 17th
of Sept 1989 at Sharika Bhawan Sheetal nath, Srinagar to pay
tributes to Late Shri Tika Lal taploo, who was killed by some
militants near his home on 14.9.1989 while he was going to
his office (Court).
meeting attended by about five thousand people who listened
with utmost attention to the tributes being paid to the late
leader by different speakers.
meeting started with a two minute silence followed by Geeta
Path by Brahmachari Moti Lal Ji, who spoke about the essence
of Geeta and as related to the life of Shri Tika Lal Ji. He
spoke about the Nishkam Karmas of Late Taploo who was an embodiment
of true fearlessness.
Among others who sple on the occasion and present were
Justice M.L. Bhat Judge High Court.
Shri M.K. Tiku Ex Minister and Chairman Legislative Counsil.
Thakur Baldev Singh MLA and president BJP (J & K).
Shri Chaman Lal Gupta MLA and Gen. Sec BJP (J & K).
Shir Bhagwati Saroop Gen SEc BJP (J & K).
Shri J.N. Bhat (Retd Judge)
Prof. Balraj Puri, Jammu
Shri Pushkar Nath Kaul Vakil, President J&K Hindu Mahasabha.
Pyare Lal Kaul Vakil Advocate and SEc J.D. (J & K).
H.N Jattu President All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference.
A.N. Vashnavi President All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference.
B.N. Handoo, Advocate
Soom Nath Suri recalled
the services of Late Shri Taploo to the country, the society
and the party he belonged to. He describted him as a fearless
soldier who died fighting for the cause of his motherland.
described Shri Taploo as a fareless crusador for peace and
communal harmony, valient patriot, a friend of the needy and
the poor and a symbol of secularism who could mix with all
people of all ages and groups. He recalled his old associations
with him and said perhaps he was born to die that way as every
great man has to sacrifice his life for the country and people.
BJP leader described the 14th Sept 1989 as a dark day in the
Indian History and said that the killing of Shri Taploo was
a balck spot on us. He said such militants did not belong
to any faith, were irreligious faithless and had no father
or mother whome they could learn to respect and honor. They
are immortal people. He describted Mr Taploo as "Shahi-e-Azam".
He describted Mr Taploo's policy as a son of the soil that
he belived in "Be Indian" and "Live as and
Indian". He said that this was trust left with us by
Shri Taploo and we must live as Indians and die as Indians
and we must strive to make his dream come out true. He said
that we must raise a memoral in his honor.
paying tributes to the departed leader he exhorted the people
of State to work as zealously as the late Shri Taploo did
and devote themselves in the development of the country.
J.N. Bhat: Late
taploo was a man of word and used to say without any fear
what was in his mind. He was secular and his sacrifice has
made him immortal. He had such good qualities that all people
were attracted by him. He became immortal. In my opinion his
martydom will unite the Kashmiri Pandits community. This has
come when we should sink our differences and unite for our
own welfare. Terrorism is spreding and we should be alert.
Chaman Lal Gupta:
Some enemies of the country have snatched him from us. It
is a duty of the government to protect the life and property
of the people. It has to see that no one looses his life or
property for want of adequate security. He said that the Chief
Minister had told him that he never thought that Shri Taploo
should meet such an end. The Government which fails to provide
security in this manner is not fit to stay in poewr. He said
Shri Taploo's voice has become the voice of the country. His
fault was only this that he was a soldier of undivided bharat.
We want the Government should nab all those who are responsible
for this gruesome act. He said we must raise a memorial in
Poshkar Nath Kaul Vakil:
He never deviated from his principals. His thinking remained
the same for the last 50 years. I do not say that some Muslim
has assasinated him, but only some fanatic have made him a
martyr. He prayed for preace to his soul.
There are two aspects of this tragedy. One relates to his
person the other relates to his services. The grater tragedy
relates to the State which has recived gratest setback. We
never believed in gunning down those who differed from our
views. This is the gratest tragedy. This is a murder of democracy
and civilization. I join other in paying my tributes to the
departed leader. We should all work to improve the state of
Pushkar Nath: (Sanatan
Dharam Sabha Baramulla) We condemn the gruesome murder of
Shri Taploo. Those who did are cowards. He was a fearless
worker and we should follow the guidelines laid down by him.
The society will realise his great contribution later on.
Vijay Jain: We
have gathered here to pay tributes to the memory of Shri Tika
Lal Ji. He never shirked his responsibility and always tried
to fulfill his commitments. His love towards all enderared
him all. With great afith he used to participate in our functions
and did not consider anybody as a stranger. I pay my tributes
to him. The void left by him has to be filled by our efforts
and this is the gratest tribute which we can pay to him.
Pyre Lal Koul Advocate:
I am grieved to participate in thi sgatherring which has been
convened to mourn the death of Shri Taploo. I could never
imagine that he would die so soon. He was determined to serve
Kashmir and to work for this steadfastly. This is a tragedy
that he fells victim to assasin's bullet. To asisinate a patriot
is the heighest of tragedy. I appeal to all to rise to the
occasion and work for curbing this lawlessness. He is not
amongst us but his principles will always guide us. Kashmir
is known for communal amity and to work against this is to
ignore the traditions of Kashmir. May god give us strength
to maintain this communal amity.
H.N Jattu: It
would require a great deal of time to recount the qualities
of Shri Tika Lal Taploo. If he has been done to death for
saying that Kashmir is a part of India. The people of his
state, with Muslim Majority did express themthemselves acession
to India and why should Tika Lal Ji have been sigled out.
India gave us so much for improving the lot of the state and
for its development. Is it now any sense to question the accession.
I ask the rulers of both the state and the center to be alert
and curb this lawlessness. This is against the traditions
of Kashmiriats. Our culture, our way of life providing a ray
of light to the country. If the Hindus of this place are becoming
victims because of laxity or the part of the state and central
overnment it will lead to serious situation. The KP always
cooperated with secular forces. Attempts are being made to
create misgivings in the minds of the government and the majority
community about Kashmiri Pandit. we have learn from the exaple
set by the departed martyr. Inspite of our differences he
would respect the feelings of others. He was the great mand
and we should all follow his principles. The press should
report facts and write farelessly.
M.L. Bhat: I
knew Tika Lal Ji as a lawyer because he and I were both members
of the Bar. Our personal relations were very good. His life
is an open book and he would never stoop to corrupt pracices
and would speak out the mind feralessly. He was respected
by Bar. He was truely secular and Karmayogi, god may give
strength to the family to bear the shock. To departed will
always inspire us. His sacrifice will not go in vain.
Hira Lal Chatta:
He would reach the farthest corner of the valley when there
as any trouble. We would consult him when we had some trouble.
Whome shall we approch now? There is no bold as he was. He
was very courageous and would always expose the cause of the
down trodden. He sacrificed his life for the country. Our
leaders should unite and work for the society. They should
be fearless like Tika Lal Ji.
This is the first thing to have such a big meeting at Sheetalnath
during quite past some time to say anything about Tika Lal
Ji is to show lamp to the sun. He was a leader, friend, a
colleague. He is unseparable from the history of Kashmir.
He was great disciplinarian. He would always say that he was
a soldier and shall not shrik from sacrificing his life for
the country. This cameout true. The assisin's say that he
was shot dead because he said that Kashmir is a part of India
but he was not alone to say so. All the sizty million people
of the state say so. We will not be cowed down by such incidents.
The leadership here took a decision to have the links with
India. The more there will be such sacrifices the stronger
these links will become. The political leaders as revealed
by todays papers say that the government has failed to curb
lawlessness. The problem is serious and something has to be
done about it Mr RS Chib has said that Chief Minister here
knows the militants and his administration provides them shelter.
he is not a leder of the opposition but b elongs to the ruling
party and was a Cabinet minister till yesterday. If somebody
thinks that by shooting Tika Lal or some one else, Kashmir
Pandit will flee from the state he is living in fool's paradice.
A probe should be made in the assasination of Shri Tika Lal
Taploo to expose the conspiracy.
Tej Krishn Trishal: The
problems of nationalist and anti natinal is KP have not acceeded
to India. It is the majorty community leadership forty years
back who took this decision. Some mischievious elements are
forging conspiracy to weaken the nation. We must work hard
to strengthen the patriotism in the country. To curb the terrorism
we must strengthen the hands of Dr Adbullah (there was protests
and commotion and Shri Trisal had to stop).
Baldev Singh: I
am sorry that a commotion was raise over the words spoken
by previous speaker. Tika lal is on the forehead of each one
of us (as Lal Tika) and we are proud of it. the state government
has failed in duty to provide security to Tika Lal Ji. They
provide security to themselves but not to others. There was
an unprecedented procession of mourners. Such a government
which failes to protect its citizens and political leaders
should resign and not remain in power. There are suspecions
in the minds of people about the practice professions of the
government and it should resign. Forthwith the Cong-NC accord
is framed. Taploo was a fareless and straighforward and would
love all. He had all the qualities of head and heart.
A.N. Vashnavi: Shri
Tika Lal was a leader and worked steadfastly for the ideals.
The assasination has shown to the world the character of Tika
Lal Ji. While dying he said that Kashmir was a part of India.
Shri KN Singh has also said that Kashmir situation is serious
RS Chib has also spoken out the truth after giving up the
ministership with all the allurements. Shri Tika Lal's death
has opened the eyes of all. There should be an enquiry in
this datrsdly act. He was a fearless person. He was a pearl
in the crown of India. His death is the most unfortunate incident
in the history of India. The minority is exacsperated. Our
faith has observed retraint.The honour of the country has
to be protected and the sacrifice of Shri Tika Lal Ji there
can be many more such sacrifices and we are prepared for it.
One Tika lal is gone hundreds will come up. Tika Lal's sacrifice
will not weaken us and it will not be let go in vain. The
road from sathoo to Muniwar Fateh Kedal under construction
should be named as Tika Lal Taploo Road.