https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/j ... source=rssJ&K flag to be removed permanently after revocation of special status for J&K
Parliament approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two union territories.
Jammu, August 7, 2019
As the Centre revoked provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the official state flag will soon be permanently removed. As per reports, the official state flag is still seen hoisted along with the tricolour at the Civil Secretariat building in Srinagar.
Advocate Arun Kandroo says under Article 370 of the Constitution of India, Jammu and Kashmir had a separate Constitution and a separate flag. On June 7, 1952, a resolution was passed by the Constituent assembly of Jammu and Kashmir, declaring an official state flag.
Syama Prasad Mukherjee, who founded the Bhartiya Jana Sangh that later became the BJP, started a campaign to oppose Article 370 since the Jan Sangh days, a BJP leader said. After Jammu and Kashmir's merger into the Indian Union was passed, a slogan was coined by the BJP, "Ek desh mein do Vidhan, do Pradhan aur do Nishan nahi chalenge (There cannot be two Constitutions, two prime ministers and two flags in one nation)", the BJP leader said.
In order to protest and create national awareness for Jammu and Kashmir's complete integration, Mukherjee, along with Atal Bihari Vajpayee, travelled across the country and entered Jammu and Kashmir on May 11, 1953, without any permit. "Mukherjee was arrested there by Jammu and Kashmir Police and later died in custody on June 23, 1953. Mukherjee's move ended the permit system for entry into the state," the leader said. While the permit system was abolished followed by conversions of prime minister and Sadr-e-Riyasat into post of chief minister and governor, but the Constitution and the flag continued to remain in the state, political analyst Rajiv Pandita says. During the PDP-BJP rule in 2015, the state government, on March 12, 2015, had issued a circular asking constitutional authorities to hoist the state flag along with the tricolour on government buildings and vehicles. The move, however, had not gone down well with the coalition partner, the BJP.