Jakhar shouted Har Har Mahadev; Amarinder Singh goes for tricolor
WILL THE PUNJAB GOVERNMENT home deliver the national flags or we'll have to collect it from designated sites?
Punjab’s Amarinder Singh govt now wants all the people in the state to hoist the national flag, tricolor, on their houses.
And what about flag poles? Will that too be provided by admin to hoist sanitised tricolors?
At a time when ICMR and every sensible person is preaching social distancing and people are being thrown in jail, the people in Punjab now have to make arrangements to procure tricolors.
Also, they will need poles/sticks from which to hoist tricolors.
All of the mohalla people will be involved in this activity. There is every chance of it becoming a mela like event.
How will people procure tricolors? From where? Will the government make home delivery of tricolor possible? Will it use Punjab Police jawans to deliver the poles/sticks also for the tricolor hoisting?
In India, the sole right to manufacture the national flag is held by the Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission. This is the only unit which has a BIS certification for national flagmaking in India. The Parliament building and state assembly buildings in India fly flags manufactured only by the Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission. NO ONE ELSE UNDER THE LAW CAN MANUFACTURE THE NATIONAL FLAG.
So, has that Commission run by the Government of India ramped up its production to fulfil Mr Amarinder Singh's desires?
Has Amarinder Singh and Narendra Modi talked about such arrangements?
Or does the Punjab Government want people not to care about the law on tricolor and manufacture one at home?
Do people in Punjab normally keep clothes in the three colors at their homes, lest their CM suddenly orders production of lakhs of flags?
Will the flags and flag poles be sterilised before these are given to people?
Since the flag code is clear that the tricolor cannot be used as a festoon, rosette or bunting, will those doing so be arrested? The flag code also says it should not be used as a decoration or banner in any form.
ALSO, has Rahul Gandhi approved of using the NATIONAL FLAG to protest the BJP-Modi govt's policies?
THE INDIAN FLAG CODE IS CLEAR -- The national flag can only be hoisted/displayed on an occasion "consistent with the dignity and honour of it."
Amarinder Singh has porposed an explicit political use of the flag.
People in Punjab should be aware that they are liable for any legal action if the flag is not brought down at sunset, irrespective of the weather. They are also liable if the flag is intentionally allowed to touch the ground or the floor or trail in the water.
Why is Amarinder Singh giving such a job to Punjabis who are already battling a difficult situation without much assurance that the state government will come to their aid in a crisis?
Rahul Gandhi should answer for his government's tactics of using a national flag. This is a leaf straight from the BJP-RSS playbook. Sunil Jakhar wants people to raise slogans of Jai Ghosh and Har Har Mahadev, now Amarinder Singh wants to hoist national tricolor.
What is next? A cabinet trip to Hanuman Mandir, on the lines of Arvind Kejriwal? After all, what does a man not do to find a sanjeevni booti when his political stock is drying?
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