In a historic event, the state flag was removed from the Civil Secretariat building in Srinagar on Sunday days after withdrawal of the special privileges of Kashmir. Only Indian national flag will be hoisted atop the building from now on, reports ANI.
— ANI (@ANI) August 25, 2019
According to the reports, the separate flag of Jammu and Kashmir, which existed before the abrogation of Article 370 was removed from the civil secretariat on Sunday. Since Jammu and Kashmir no longer enjoys the autonomy that it had since independence, it will no longer enjoy separate status and its right to sport a separate flag.
Earlier, under the special status granted by Article 370 in the Constitution, Jammu and Kashmir had the freedom of flying two flags — its own state flag and the Indian national flag. The red-coloured flag with three stripes was used to reflect the three regions of the state – Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh. The plough in the flag is representative of farmers of the state.
In 1952, the state constituent assembly had made the flag its official flag. Earlier this month, in a historic decision the Narendra Modi government had revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.