J&K High Court stays use of state flag on official buildings

Srinagar

A division bench of J&K High Court on Friday stayed its earlier order on hoisting of state flag on all official buildings and vehicles of constitutional authorities.

After hearing arguments by a senior advocate in Jammu, the Division Bench stayed the order passed by the single bench.

J & K Flag
J & K Flag

On December 27, a single bench of Justice Hasnain Masoodi ordered the government to hoist the state flag along the tri-colour on all official buildings and vehicles of constitutional authorities.

“(The) respondents (state government) and all constitutional authorities shall 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,” Justice Hasnain Masoodi directed while disposing a writ petition filed by Abdul Qayoom Khan. “Such adherence, obviously, is to include hoisting of state flag on the buildings housing offices of constitutional authorities and on vehicles used by such authorities.”

 

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