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J&K state flag removed from civil secretariat

Srinagar: The flag of Jammu and Kashmir which used to fly along with the tricolour was removed from the civil secretariat here on Sunday, three weeks after the Centre revoked Article 370 provisions which granted special status to the state, officials said.

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.

The flag, which was hoisted along with the tricolour every day atop the civil secretariat, the seat of the government, was supposed to be removed on October 31 when the law bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — will come into effect.

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.

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