Essay

Two flags, one State

Print edition : September 04, 2015

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. He reneged on a perfectly valid order by his government on respect to the Jammu and Kashmir flag.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a function to commemorate the birth centenary Girdhari Lal Dogra, seen in the portraits, in Jammu on July 17. The irony is that G.L. Dogra was a staunch supporter of the Jammu and Kashmir flag, which Modi's regime is keen to consign to the dustbin of history. Photo: AP

Sheikh Abdullah. In June 1952, he moved a resolution in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on the shape, colour and contents of the State flag. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

By allying himself with the BJP, Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed has betrayed the ideals for which Kashmiris fought the Dogras.
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