‘Indian National Flag’ is a matter of pride for crores of Indians. Leave alone a few exceptions, to use the National Flag for some other purpose is a cognizable and non-bailable offence. Still, without bothering about the sensitivity of the topic, some e-commerce establishments such as Amazon, Indiamart, Fameusshop, Myntra, Snapdeal, Flipkart, etc. are selling from their websites the masks (Used for stopping corona infection) having colours and designs of India National Flags on the occasion of 15th August. An offence should be registered against these e-commerce establishments for causing contempt of National Flag, and the sale, production and distribution of such masks should be stopped, demanded Hindu Janajagruti Samiti through the ‘Surajya Abhiyan’ by submitting a representation to the Prime Minister and Union Minister for Home Affairs.
Hon. @narendramodi ji Hon. @AmitShah ji take immediate action against @amazonIN @IndiaMART @Flipkart @myntra @snapdeal & FameUsShop for disrespecting Indian National Flag & violating Flag Code.#RespectNationalFlag pic.twitter.com/GCXLaWS3c7
— Surajya Abhiyan (@SurajyaCampaign) August 14, 2020
The National Flag is not a medium used for decoration. The use of such masks will result in the contempt of National Flag by sneezing in it, spitting in it, getting it unclean and finally strewn in the garbage can. Such action is a punishable offence under clause 2 of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act,1950. Therefore, we demand that the Government should implement the laws strictly.
Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has been implementing a campaign ‘Respect the National Flag’ for the last 18 years. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti had filed a Public Interest Litigation in Bombay High Court in 2011. The Court had directed the Government that the Government should stop the desecration and contempt of the National Flag while passing the verdict on the petition.
Amazon – https://amzn.to/3h6yBch
Fameus Shop – bit.ly/3apS3hs
Flipkart – bit.ly/3gXXaYv