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India Declares State Mourning Over Oman Sultan’s Death

New Delhi: India on Sunday declared a state mourning over the loss of life of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos Bin Mentioned Al Mentioned, who died on the age of 79 after ruling the Arab nation for almost 5 many years.

The nationwide flag can be flown at half-mast all through Monday and there can be no official leisure, the Ministry of Residence Affairs mentioned in a message which was shared with the Chief Secretaries of all of the states and the directors of all Union Territories.

“His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said, Sultan of the Sultanate of Oman passed away on January 10, 2020. As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the government of India has decided that there will be one day’s state mourning on January 13 (Monday) throughout India,” the message mentioned.

“The national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India on the day of mourning and there will be no official entertainment on the day.”

Sultan Qaboos’s cousin Haitham bin Tariq Al Mentioned was sworn-in on Saturday as his successor because the former had no inheritor.

(IANS)

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