KL NEWS NETWORK
Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday marched to a ceremonial guard of honour Monday after civil secretariat was thrown open in Jammu as part of State’s 170-year old tradition of shuttling between the two capitals after every six months.
Surprisingly, Sayeed skipped the traditional protocol of holding a press conference.
The tradition begun in 1846 when the British East India Company signed a treaty known as the Treaty of Amritsar, handing over control of hilly areas eastward of the Indus river and westward of the Ravi river to Dogra Maharaja Gulab Singh.
The civil secretariat closed in summer capital Srinagar on October 30.