Protest : Post office of India Violates rules for Indian National Flag by printing them on envolopes

We at Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) have received several complaints from Indian passport applicants regarding envelopes printed with our tricolor National Flag for delivering passports.

Upon reviewing, the complaint, HJS team immediately notified and appealed to passport office/postal office to take cognizance of this practice which is against the Flag Code of India issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. In the appeal HJS explained that the Flag Code of India prohibits the Flag being used as a receptacle for receiving, delivering, holding or carrying anything. In addition, the appeal explained that once an applicant receives the passport, he will have no use for the envelope and will throw it in the waste bin resulting in insult and disrespect of the National Flag.

Regrettably, the HJS team has not received any response from the passport office or postal office. Consequently, HJS now requests all readers to appeal against this slander peacefully and lawfully by either calling on below numbers or emailing to

Post office of India – Tel +1800 425 2440

Passport office of India – Tel +1800-258-1800 or

E-mail: [email protected]

or

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Please see below the appeal letter written by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS)

|| Shree ||

To,

Indian Post Office

Date : 16.05.17

Namaskar,

We at Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) have received several complaints from Indian passport applicants regarding envelopes printed with our tricolor National Flag for delivering passports.

We are sending this appeal letter to notify that this practice is against the Flag Code of India issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.

As per the Flag Code of India guidelines, under Section V under Misuse 3.30, “The Flag shall not be used as a receptacle for receiving, delivering, holding or carrying anything”. Thus, how can a passport office or postal office disregard this ruling and use the tricolor print on envelopes?

Furthermore, once an applicant receives the passport he will have no use for the envelop and will throw it in the waste bin resulting in insult and disrespect of the National Flag. This is liable for punishment or imprisonment under The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.

We urge you to consider the above points and remove the tricolor based envelopes, which are not in accordance with the Act for delivering passports. We stress that our aim in bringing up these points is to educate and ensure that our Indian Flag gets respected in society and should not be insulted at any level.
We at Hindu Janajagruti Samiti have campaigned to educate people about such denigrations that occur through various products, and after learning about the denigration, many companies have removed the offending products. Please refer to our website https://www.hindujagruti.org/national-issue to see our ongoing and successful awareness campaigns on national issues.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti is a registered NGO in India doing social, Hindu Dharma related and national welfare work. The Samiti is also active throughout the world, educating people about Hindu Dharma in a scientific way, campaigning against malpractices done as Hindu Dharma related practices and solving problems related to the misrepresentation of Hindu Dharma. For further details, please refer to our website www.HinduJagruti.org.

Sincerely,
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

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