With Governor N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressing grief over the death of Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa Jayaraman, both the national and the state flags flew at half mast in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. “The national and state flag shall fly at half mast on December 6 on all buildings and places of the state capitals where these are flown regularly,” read an order issued by General Administration Department, adding that the decision has been taken as a mark of respect to Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa who passed away on Monday.
In his condolence message, Governor Vohra described her as a popular leader who has left an indelible impression on Indian politics. He prayed for peace to the departed soul and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family. State Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti described her as one of the highly learned politicians of the country who will be remembered long for introducing many innovative schemes and programmes for public welfare. In her condolence message to the newly elected Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Panneerselvam, she said that J Jayalalithaa was an example personified of women empowerment who brought a unique style to country’s politics. She has also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul of the late leader.