J&K Govt To Hoist State Flag On Buildings Of Constitutional Authorities : HC

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The High Court Kashmir has restored Jammu & Kashmir Government’s circular issued in March this year that enjoins upon all constitutional authorities to hoist state flags on buildings housing their offices and their official vehicles. The circular issued by the General Administration Department was withdrawn a day after it was issued on March 12 after the present PDP BJP dispensation took reigns.

The order was passed by a bench of Justice Hasnain Masoodi while allowing a writ petition by a retired forest officer Abdul Qayoom Khan. The court directed the respondents and all Constitutional Authorities to adhere to and abide by mandate and spirit of Section 144, Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, J&K Prevention of Insult to State Honour Act, 1979 and Circular No.13-GAD of 2015 dated 12th March 2015.