Flag of Jammu and Kashmir

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The state flag of Jammu and Kashmir

The state flag of Jammu and Kashmir of India consists of a deep red field, representing labour, charged with a plough to represent agriculture. Three stripes are found on the hoist side and represent the three geographic regions of the state, Jammu, the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh.[1]

Jammu and Kashmir is the only Indian state permitted to fly its own state flag and Jammu and Kashmir have a separate constitution. This is due to the state's special status under the Indian Constitution.[2]

The flag is based on that of the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, a political party of J&K. Hari Singh, the earlier Dogra ruler from Jammu advocated the accession of the former Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir into the Indian Union.

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