#BJPinsultedIndianFlag: A picture tweeted by the BJP shows Kalyan Singh’s body lying in the state, draped with the national flag. But half of it was seen covered with the party flag of BJP.
A picture of a tribute ceremony to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh is doing the rounds on social media. Kalyan Singh – the BJP stalwart under whose supervision the Babri Masjid was demolished – passed away yesterday at the age of 89.
Earlier today Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gone to Lucknow to pay tribute. Kalyan Singh was a valuable personality and an able leader who became a “symbol of faith” for the common people, he had said. But later in the day, there was clearly some rearrangement of the beer.
Its image tweeted by the BJP shows Kalyan Singh’s body lying in the state, draped with the national flag. But half of it was seen covered with the party flag of BJP.
“Is it okay to put the party flag on the Indian flag in New India?” Youth Congress President Srivivas Biwi was questioned.
Is it ok to place party flag
over Indian flag in New India? pic.twitter.com/UTkfsTwUzz
— Srinivas BV (@srinivasiyc) August 22, 2021
“India will not tolerate insult to the national flag,” the Youth Congress tweeted in Hindi from its official handle.
Samajwadi Party spokesperson Ghanshyam Tiwari tweeted, “Party above the country. Flag above the tricolor. BJP as always: no remorse, no remorse, no sorrow, no sorrow.”
— Janta Ka Reporter (@JantaKaReporter) August 22, 2021
Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, “Insult to the Indian National Flag and the Constitution of India”, states: “Whoever burns in a public place or in any other place within public view, mutilates mutilates, mutilates, mutilates, destroys, tramples upon or otherwise shows disrespect or contempt (whether by words, or so spoken or in writing, or by acts), shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
Earlier this year, there was an instance of flag disrespect at the iconic Red Fort during a farmers’ rally.
After farmers entered the fort’s courtyard, climbed its ramparts and hoisted the religious flag on a mast outside, the Center said it “won’t tolerate disrespect of the flag”.