Indian national flag replaces J&K state flag permanently from Civil Secretariat


Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir state flag has been permanently removed and was replaced by the Indian tri colour flag at the Civil secretariat in Srinagar.

It is only the national flag that remains on the civil secretariat building after the momentous decision of abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution, thus stripping the state of its special status.

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Official sources in the Jammu and Kashmir administration have confirmed that only the national flag will be seen at all government offices in the state from now on.

However, not all government offices have taken off the Jammu and Kashmir state flag yet. Till last week both the flags were seen at the civil secretariat building.

“The removal of flag is in continuation of abrogation of Article 370 and not dependant on official bifurcation from October 31,” said a top source in the J&K government.

“Access by Parliament is already given (on abrogation) and the national flag is expected to take precedence at all government offices,” confirmed another top source in the administration.