Darbar Move: JK Secretariat opens in Srinagar

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Srinagar: Civil Secretariat, the seat of the Jammu and Kashmir government, today opened in Srinagar after functioning in winter capital for six months as part of the nearly 150-year-old practice known in the state as ‘Darbar Move’.

Civil Secretariat and other offices, affiliated to it had closed in Jammu. Raj Bhawan also started functioning in the summer capital from today.

Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti inspected the traditional guard of honour inside the Civil Secretariat premises to mark the opening of the offices.

However, Internet services in Kashmir remained suspended on the third successive day after it was snapped following the Chattabal gunfight in Srinagar that left three militants and a civilian dead.

Meanwhile, extra police and paramilitary troopers have been deployed in and around the civil secretariat.

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