Srinagar: The road from Haft Chinar Chowk to Jehangir Chowk, where Bindroo’s medical store is located, will be named Shaheed Makhan Lal Bindroo Road as a tribute to Makhan Lal Bindroo’s contributions to society, said Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu on Wednesday.
The owner of Bindroo Medicate, Makhan Lal Bindroo was fired upon by terrorists on Tuesday near Iqbal Park in Srinagar. He succumbed to his injuries.
“The road from Haft Chinar Chowk to Jehangir Chowk (where Bindroo Medicate is located) will be named Shaheed Makhan Lal Bindroo Road as a tribute to his contributions to society. A resolution to this effect will be formally proposed in the SMC General Council,” the mayor tweeted.
Makhan Lal Bindroo, as the news reports have now identified him, was among the few thousands of Kashmiri Pandits who had stayed back in the Valley in the early 1990s while the rest of the community fled to safer areas in Jammu and the rest of the country.
According to some people who knew him, Bindroo had firmly refused the advice of his community members to leave and not because of his business in the Valley.
Makhan Lal Bindroo, who was in his early 70s, was prominent among Kashmiri masses.
Bindroo’s daughter condemned the act of militants and said she is a brave daughter who won’t shed a single tear and stand strongly against those who carry stones and guns in their hands.
Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah too visited Bindroo’s house and paid his condolences to the family.
Reportedly, this year almost 30 Civilians have been shot dead by militants which include seven people from minority community.