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India Observes State Mourning For Iran President

India Observes State Mourning For Iran President:

The Government of India has announced a day of state mourning on 21st May 2024, following the tragic death of Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi and other senior officials in a helicopter-related incident.

  • As part of the state mourning, the national tricolour will be flown at half-mast at all public buildings across the country as a mark of respect for the late Iranian president, and no official entertainment will take place during this period.
  • State mourning in India is observed under specific guidelines provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • These guidelines are part of the broader set of rules and conventions known as the Flag Code of India, 2002.
  • The Prime Minister of India expressed grief on Raisi’s death and acknowledged his significant contribution to India-Iran ties. During President Raisi’s term, Iran joined the BRICS grouping in Johannesburg in 2023, alongside Saudi Arabia.