7 Days State Mourning Declared in JK



APJ Abdul Kalam

The Jammu and Kashmir government will lower its flags half-mast and observe a seven-day state mourning while the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as a mark of respect on demise of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, will not observe its foundation day Tuesday.

“The national flag and the state flag hoisted atop various government buildings would fly at half mast during the mourning period,” an official statement said adding that there would be no state celebrations during the period.

The ruling PDP in the state also decided not to observe the party’s foundation day celebrations as homage to the former President of the country.

Party spokesman Waheed Ur Rehman Para said all the functions, which were scheduled to be held today in the state have been cancelled.

“We have decided not to observe the 16th foundation day anniversary as a mark of respect to Dr Kalam,” he said.


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