Low-key celebrations mark J&K's first Independence Day after scrapping of special status; Satya Pal Malik hoists Tricolour in Srinagar [Photos]

Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday celebrated the first Independence Day after the abrogation of its special status. Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the Tricolour at the Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar.

FP Staff August 15, 2019 17:31:54 IST
Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday celebrated the first Independence Day after the abrogation of its special status. Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the Tricolour at the Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar. Twitter@KashmirPolice
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Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday celebrated the first Independence Day after the abrogation of its special status. Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the Tricolour at the Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium in Srinagar. Twitter@KashmirPolice
At the Srinagar event, where National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was also present, Malik assured the people of the state that their identity was not at stake under the current situation. ANI
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At the Srinagar event, where National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was also present, Malik assured the people of the state that their identity was not at stake under the current situation. ANI
At the Mini Stadium in Jammu, the governor's advisor Farooq Khan reviewed the parade during the celebrations. PTI
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At the Mini Stadium in Jammu, the governor's advisor Farooq Khan reviewed the parade during the celebrations. PTI
Celebrations were held at all police district headquarters across the Valley. Central Armed Police Force student contingents took part in the parade in Jammu. AP
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Celebrations were held at all police district headquarters across the Valley. Central Armed Police Force student contingents took part in the parade in Jammu. AP
Members of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) marched during the celebrations in Jammu. AP
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Members of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) marched during the celebrations in Jammu. AP
Children joined the celebrations in Rajouri. Prominent mainstream leaders were not present at the main event in Srinagar as they have been detained as a precautionary measure. Twitter@DIPRJK
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Children joined the celebrations in Rajouri. Prominent mainstream leaders were not present at the main event in Srinagar as they have been detained as a precautionary measure. Twitter@DIPRJK
Celebrations were low-key in several parts of the state because of heavy security deployment. AP
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Celebrations were low-key in several parts of the state because of heavy security deployment. AP
All roads in Srinagar leading to the main Independence Day celebration venue were sealed, but people with special passes were allowed to proceed to the venue. The two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — will come into existence on 31 October. AP
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All roads in Srinagar leading to the main Independence Day celebration venue were sealed, but people with special passes were allowed to proceed to the venue. The two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh — will come into existence on 31 October. AP