Jammu and Kashmir government has declared seven-day mourning and closure of State-run offices, educational institutions, boards and corporations tomorrow as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee.
An order issued here said that the tricolour and the state flag shall fly at half mast.
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“The J&K government offices/boards/corporations and educational institutions shall remain closed on 17th August, 2018 in memory of (the) departed soul,” said the order.
Vajpayee passed away today evening at AIIMS in New Delhi.
His death was announced by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital where he was admitted June 11 with a variety of ailments.