Centre to ban plastic national flags this I-Day

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Neighbourhood News Desk/ Garima Kotroo: The centre has urged all the citizens to refuse the use of plastic national flags on this Independence Day and also asked for strict observance on the code of flag. Since plastic flags are non-biodegradable and can not be decomposed easily hence government suggested to use paper flags instead of plastic one.

The Home Ministry said that “the national flag represents the hopes and aspirations of people of India and hence should occupy a position of honour”.

Although ‘whoever in public place or in any other place within public view burns, mutilates, defaces, defiles, disfigures, destroys, tramples upon or otherwise shows disrespect to or brings into contempt (whether by words, either spoken or written, or by acts) the Indian National Flag or any part thereof, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both’ as per the Section 2 of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971

 

 

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