It has been observed by Kamrup Metro District Administration that some street vendors and shopkeepers have been selling plastic made Indian national flags in and around the Guwahati city and during important events, the national flag made of plastic is being used.
Ahead of the Independence Day, the district administration of Kamrup Metropolitan district, Guwahati has appealed to all public that flags made of plastic are not to be used by public in terms of the provisions of the ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’ consistent with the dignity of the flag.
Moreover, according to Section 2 of Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act’ 1971, one should not disrespect the national tricolour.
The use of plastic flags is also a sign of disrespect to the national flag, the district administration of Kamrup Metropolitan district stated in a press release.
Therefore, the district administration, Kamrup Metro, Guwahati has appealed to all street vendors and shopkeepers not to sell plastic flags and to all masses not to encourage selling and buying of plastic made national flags to ensure strict compliance of the ‘flag code’, the official release added.