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  • 12 April, 2020

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J&K shifting of capital

J&K shifting of capital

Recently, for the first time in 144 years, the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) administration has decided to halt the bi-annual shifting of the capital, called ‘Durbar move’ due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Key Points

  • From May to October, governmental offices are housed in the summer capital of J&K, Srinagar, and the other six months in its winter capital, Jammu.
  • Durbar Move acts as a bridge between two diverse cultures of the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu region.
  • The tradition was started during Dogra ruler Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1872.
  • Ranbir Singh was Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir from 1856 to1885.
  • He was the third son of Gulab Singh, the founder of the Jammu and Kashmir state.

Source: TH

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