J&K: Governor Satya Pal Malik to Unfurl Tricolour in Srinagar
Amid escalating tension between the two countries (India-Pakistan), J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik will hoist the national flag at the main function of the Independence Day at Sher-e-Kashmir stadium. As per reports, Principal Secretary in the J&K administration Rohit Kansal said that all arrangements have been made for the smooth celebrations of the Independence Day. “The main function will be held at S K Stadium where Governor Satya Pal Malik will hoist the national flag,” Kansal said. Kansal assured that there is no shortage of essential supplies in the Kashmir Valley and hospitals and other civil facilities are functioning normally. Moreover, there are reports that Union Home Minister Amit Shah might airdash to Srinagar to unfurl the tricolour at Lal Chowk on Independence Day, August 15. After the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two separate Union Territories and on the occasion of Independence Day, Shah’s visit to Srinagar could be yet another historical move. The main commercial centre in downtown Srinagar, Lal Chowk, came into significance when India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the national flag here in 1948. Despite a grave threat from various Pakistan-based terror organizations, back in 1992, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi had unfurled the Tricolour at Lal Chowk.