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J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik hoists tricolour in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik hoists the National Flag during Independence Day celebration in Srinagar on August 15, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad

Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the national tricolour at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar, in the first Independence Day celebration in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of its special status.

After unfurling the flag, Mr. Malik inspected the parade of paramilitary forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Malik said people need not be worried about their identity after the steps taken by the Centre.

He said the government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism and sustained efforts by armed forces have ensured that terrorists have accepted their defeat.

There is a sharp decline in terror recruitment and incidents of stone pelting after Friday prayers, he said.

Women police contingent take part at Independence Day celebration in Srinagar.

Women police contingent take part at Independence Day celebration in Srinagar.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad


He, however, said reasonable restrictions are put in place to maintain the law and order situation in the Valley.

The situation in Kashmir continued to be calm since the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 as no major incidents were reported and due to this, the government has given further relaxation in prohibitory orders in many areas, the officer had said.

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