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Independence Day 2018: Government urges citizens not to use plastic national flags

 

 

Independence Day 2018: Government urges citizens not to use plastic national flags on 15th August: Highlights

The Government of India on this coming Independence Day-2018 has urged all Indian citizens not to use national flags made of plastic.

All Indian states are asked to ensure strict compliance of the provisions contained in the ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’ and ‘The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.

As per Section 2 of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, whoever burns, mutilates, defaces, destroys, or otherwise shows disrespect to the Indian National Flag, he or she shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine.

The code states that on important occasions like national, cultural and sports events, flags made of the paper shall only be used by the public.

As per the notification, these kind of flags are to be disposed off in private, consistent with the dignity of states                           


 

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