State flag removed from J&K secretariat
August 27, 2019
It has been over three weeks since the BJP led central government scrapped Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). On Sunday, following orders of the central government, the J&K state flag was removed from the state civil secretariat. Earlier, the tricolour and state flags used to be fly atop the building. But now, only the tricolour flag can be seen. There was a lot of controversy after this latest unexpected move from the central government which is standing firm on their policy in J&K.
Historic. First visuals of the Civil Secretariat of Srinagar in Kashmir today after Jammu & Kashmir State Flag was removed and Indian tricolour can be seen flying high on it now. Historic move after the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir. Praying for peace-Aditya Raj Kaul, Journalist.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir had an exclusive flag with three white stripes and a plough on a red base. The three stripes represented Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. According to reports, central government has asked CRPF officials to remove state flag from all the government buildings across Jammu and Kashmir.
The state will be split into two union territories Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh by 31 October. This move from central government had created outrage from across many parts of the world, mainly from Pakistan who even approached international communities to ask India to stop this move.
"Finally the moment has arrived which we all were waiting for the last 70 years. State flag of Jammu & Kashmir removed from secretariat building in Srinagar. Now only India's National flag will be hoisted. Proud moment. Jai Hind", tweeted Media person Pradeep Bhandari.
"Jai Ho After removal of Article 370,today separate flag of old J&K state removed from Civil Secretariat of Srinagar. Now only National Flag Tirangais flying & flying high", tweeted Indian Armed Forces Veteran, Major Surendra Poonia.