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Jammu Mourns Demise Of Tradition Associated With Dogra Rule

The demise of a tradition associated with Dogra rule is mourned only in Jammu

Jammu Mourns Demise Of Tradition Associated With Dogra Rule
Photograph by Umer Asif
Jammu Mourns Demise Of Tradition Associated With Dogra Rule
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2021-08-06T17:03:58+05:30

The 149-year-old biannual tradition of shifting the capital of Jammu and Kashmir from Srinagar to Jammu and back has come to an end. The government issued an order to that effect on June 30, two months after the J&K lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha deferred the ‘durbar move’ to Srinagar, saying the civil secretariat will function from the two cities simultaneously. All these years, the durbar—the ruler’s court or the highest seat of power—moved from one city to the other with all royal elegance in May and October. The civil secretariat, which in the erstwhile state of J&K housed offices of the chief minister, the council of ministers and administrative secretaries, used to move to summer capital Srinagar in May after functioning for six months in winter capital Jammu. Besides the civil secretariat, the legislative assembly, the legislative council, the Raj Bhavan, the police headquarters, and offices of the state chief information commissioner, the state vigilance commission and many more state authorities also used to be part of the durbar...

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