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Queen Elizabeth II dies: Central govt declares one-day state mourning on Sunday over British majesty’s demise

Over British Queen Elizabeth II's demise India declares one-day state mourning on September 11.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday (September 9, 2022) announced that the Government of India has decided that there will be a day-long state mourning across India on September 11 in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.

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The Home Ministry said in a statement, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland passed away on 8 September 2022. In honor of the late dignitary, the Government of India has decided that there will be a one-day state mourning across India on 11 September.

“On the day of mourning, the national flag will be flown at half-mast at all buildings across India where the national flag is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment on that day,” the statement said.

The death of Britain’s longest-serving Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 drew a wave of mourning from the political fraternity. The royal family said in a statement: “The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon at Balmoral. The King and Queen Consort will be at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condoled the demise of Queen Elizabeth II and lauded her “inspiring leadership”. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister recalled his memorable meetings with the Queen during his visits to the UK in 2015 and 2018. “I will never forget his warmth and kindness. During a meeting, he showed me the handkerchief that Mahatma Gandhi had gifted him. wedding. I will always cherish that gesture,” tweeted PM Modi.

President Draupadi Murmu also condoled the occasion. “In the passing of Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, the world has lost a great personality. An era has passed when he ran his country and people for more than 7 decades. I share the grief of the people of the UK and offer my heartfelt condolences. To the family,” the President tweeted.

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