Govt replaces Sheikh Abdullah embossed on Police Medal with National Emblem
The government of Jammu and Kashmir has 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.
According to an order, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), it is hereby ordered that in modification to the Para 4 of the Jammu & 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.
It added that 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 and Meritorious Medal, as the case may be.
The order was issued by Principal Secretary, Home Department Jammu and Kashmir, R K Goyal.
In January 2020, government changed nomenclature of police medal for gallantry and 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. (KNS)