Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik addressed the people of the state from Sher-i-Kashmir stadium in Srinagar.
Assuring the people that their identity isn’t under threat, he said, “I assure the people of Jammu and Kashmir that their identity is not on the line, it hasn't been tampered with. The constitution of India allows different regional identities to flourish."
Governor Satya Pal Malik hoisted the National Tricolour at the Sher-e-Kashmir stadium in the first Independence Day celebration in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of its special status.
"The changes that the Central Government has brought are not only historic but also open a new door for the development of the people of Jammu-Kashmir, and Ladakh," said Governor Satya Pal Malik.
After unfurling the flag, Malik inspected the parade of para-military forces and Jammu and Kashmir Police. Restrictions were put in place here in the wake of the abrogation of the special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.
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