Time of celebration comes again as our National Flag will be hoisted on 15th August 2019. Before that it’s necessary for each & every Indian to respect our Flag, also they should live or die for our flag.
The flag code of India is a set of laws, practices, and conventions that apply to display of the National Flag. And in that, some laws are given below:
#1. The flag should not be used for commercial purpose.
#2. The flag should not be dipped to salute any person.
#3. The flag should not be used as a portion of costume or uniform.
#4. It should not be embroidered or printed on cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins or any dress material.
#5. No lettering of any kind should be put on the flag.
#6. The flag should not be used as a receptacle for receiving delivering holding or carrying anything.
#7. The flag should not be intentionally displayed with saffron down.
#8. The flag should not be used to cover a speaker’s desk and it should not be draped over a speaker’s platform.
10 National Flag Controversies
#1. Sania Mirza
Social worker Prakash Singh Thakur has alleged that Sania disrespected national flag by sitting in a manner that her feet facing towards flag which he felt was derogatory and had hurt him.
#2. Shahrukh Khan
Pune Police once claimed that Bollywood Star Shahrukh Khan allegedly insulted the National Flag.
#3. Mallika Sherawat
Known as a bold actress of Bollywood, Mallika was trapped in legal trouble when she draped herself with the tricolor in her movie, “Dirty Politics.”
#4. Mandira Bedi
Anchor and actress Mandira Bedi attire came in conflict when she chose to wear a flag-themed saree. There was an image of tricolor on the dress positioned in a disrespectful manner. This angered many persons and was right also.
#5. Mataji Nirmala Devi
Spiritual leader Nirmala Devi disrespected Indian Flag by lying her feet near the Flag.
Sushma Swaraj (external affair minister of India) has given ferocious warning to Amazon against the selling of Indian national flag doormats in Canada and other countries after she was informed by a follower on Twitter. She warned Amazon to remove it immediately or else Indian government will not grant Indian visa to Amazon officials and cancel already granted visa.
#7. Akshay Kumar
While cheering up the Indian cricket team, Akshay held the tricolor flag upside down in 2017 during Women’s World Cup final in Lord’s. After that, he apologized for the mistake.
#8. Sachin Tendulkar
‘God of Cricket’ was accused of insulting national flag for cutting a tricolor cake while he was celebrating his birthday in 2010.
#9. Amitabh Bachchan
Once Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan was sued for covering his body with the National Flag in a disrespectful manner and insulting the same.