Weeks after revocation of Article 370 and 35A of Indian constitution, now the Indian authorities have removed the flag of Jammu and Kashmir which used to fly along with the tricolour, from the Civil Secretariat in Srinagar, Indian media reported.
Under Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir was permitted to have its own flag, which was red in colour with three equidistant white vertical strips and a white plough. However, on Sunday morning, only the tricolour was hoisted on the secretariat building, the officials said. They said the flag will be removed from other government buildings as well.
The flag was adopted by state constituent assembly on June 7, 1952. The three stripes represented the state’s three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
The Centre had on August 5 abrogated Article 370 provisions in the Constitution which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir for residency and government jobs. Parliament approved the resolution in this regard and also passed the bill on the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.
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