scorecardresearch
Sunday, Feb 05, 2023
Advertisement

Explained: With Jammu & Kashmir’s special status scrapped, the flag it no longer has

The flag is red in colour, in remembrance of the bloodshed from the Kashmir agitation in July 13, 1931 — the day has come to be celebrated as Martyrs Day. The state flag has three stripes, which represent the regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The plough is for the farmer.

With special status gone, J&K to also lose its state flag Jammu and Kashmir special status scrapped: Here’s all you need to know about its flag

As Jammu and Kashmir about to loses its special status and is bifurcated into two Union Territories, its flag is set to be derecognised. The red flag with a plough and three stripes will no longer be in use, and the two UTs — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh — will henceforth fly only the Tricolour.

J&K adopted a separate constitution in 1956, under which it was permitted to fly its own flag. Its link with the Union of India was through Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

In 1952, a Delhi Agreement signed between Jammu & Kashmir and the Union of India on behalf of Sheikh Abdullah and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru stated that “the Union Government agreed that the State should have its own flag in addition to the Union flag, but it was agreed by the State Government that the State flag would not be a rival of the Union flag; it was also recognised that the Union flag should have the same status and position in Jammu and Kashmir as in the rest of India, but for historical reasons connected with the freedom struggle in the State, the need for continuance of the State flag was recognised”.

Subscriber Only Stories
What Mayawati’s silence on Sidheeque Kappan case says
A prisoner in Pakistan: An IAF pilot’s tale of courage and fortitude
How a toilet campaign changed lives, helped women in Telangana’s Narayanpet
Conspiracy, data theft with ex-staff: Digital India firm accuses pvt company

Timeline: Jammu and Kashmir loses special status, to become a Union Territory

The flag was red in colour, in remembrance of the bloodshed from the Kashmir agitation in July 13, 1931 — the day has come to be celebrated as Martyrs’ Day. The state flag had three stripes, which represented the regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. The plough was for the farmer.

With the Centre’s decision to revoke Article 370, the state will no longer be permitted to use the flag.

First published on: 06-08-2019 at 15:55 IST
Next Story

ICC Test Rankings: Steve Smith overtakes Cheteshwar Pujara to grab third spot after twin Ashes Ton

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close