Jammu and Kashmir state flag removed from civil secretariat building, only tricolour seen after Article 370 move

first_imgThe Jammu and Kashmir state flag has been taken off the civil secretariat building 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.Official sources in the Jammu and Kashmir administration have confirmed to India Today TV 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.Only Tricolour seen atop Civil Secretariat in Srinagar, J&K state flag removed. @PoojaShali reports.More #ReporterDiary: https://t.co/FAHzdk9TO8 pic.twitter.com/NghEXnJzJlIndia Today (@IndiaToday) August 25, 2019″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.#ExclusiveJ&K flag removed, Tricolor seen atop Civil Secretariat in Srinagar.India Today’s @PoojaShali gets us more on this#ITVideoLIVE at https://t.co/4fqxBVUizL pic.twitter.com/ZrdTy8QCC9India Today (@IndiaToday) August 25, 2019In a historic announcement on August 5, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed in Rajya Sabha that Article 370 of the Constitution be abrogated to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.advertisementWith the move, Jammu and Kashmir lost its rights to sport a separate flag and will now have to abide by all the laws of mainland India that were earlier not applicable in the state.Also Read | Rahul Gandhi-led opposition delegation sent back from Kashmir, media roughed upAlso Watch | Battle is against terrorists and separatists in Kashmir: Arun Jaitley at India Today Conclave 2019last_img read more