Tricolour flying at half-mast today, know the reason
Tricolour is flying half-mast at Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan as India observes one-day State mourning after the death of Queen Elizabeth II death. In Okhla too all flags are flying at half-mast today.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, passed away on September 8, 2022. As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the government of India has decided that there will be one-day state mourning on September 11 throughout India,” an official statement said.
The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday, September 19, at Westminster Abbey in London. The Queen was the UK’s longest-serving monarch and she died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
It was on September 9 that reports had surfaced of India declaring state of mourning on Sunday.
The national flag will be flown at half-mast on the day of mourning throughout India on all buildings where the national flag is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment on the day, an official statement had said.
President Droupadi Murmu, Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have expressed condolences at the demise of Queen Elizabeth-II.
“In their messages, they noted that she was a stalwart of our times; a compassionate personality and provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people,” a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs said.