The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced on Monday that the national emblem will replace the image of National Conference founder and former chief minister ‘Sher-i-Kashmir’ Sheikh Abdullah imprinted on J&K gallantry medals for valor and exemplary service.
The home department issued an order to such effect.
Sher-i-Kashmir gallantry medals were previously renamed Jammu and Kashmir gallantry medals by the government.
“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,” said a government source.
The nomenclature of Sher-i-Kashmir police medals has been altered to Jammu and Kashmir police medals, according to another directive issued on January 25 by the general administration department.
The administration ordered the cancellation of the holiday on the birth anniversary of Sheikh Abdullah, also known as Sher-i-Kashmir, in January.