India To Observe State Mourning On May 21 For Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

New Delhi: India has declared a one-day state mourning in honour of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash on Monday.

The announcement was made by the Union Home Ministry, and the mourning will take place on Tuesday, May 21.

As a mark of respect, the national flag will be flown at half-mast on all buildings across India where it is regularly displayed. During this period of mourning, there will be no official entertainment.

The unfortunate incident occurred when the Iranian president, along with the country’s Foreign Minister and other officials, was found dead after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region in Iran’s northwest.

Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Hossein Amit-Abdollahian, the foreign minister, both lost their lives in the tragic accident.

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