Supreme Court issues notices to EC and other political parties over using the Tri-colour in flags Jamshedpur : BJP leader and State BJP spokesperson Amarpreet Singh Kale who filed a writ petition ( civil) at Supreme Court of India against different political parties using
the Tri-colour in their flags in respect to the National, Flag has received positive response in the very first move.
The Supreme Court of India on Friday issued notices to the Government of India, Election
Commission of India and different political parties over the use of the Tricolour in flags in respect to the National Flag.
The apex court has sought an explanation from them as to why the petition filed at the court
in this regard must not be considered.
The petition ( 62/2014) was filed on January 6, 2014 at New Delhi. The apex court has also taken cognizance of the writ and has scheduled February 7, 2014 for hearing.
Citing ACT, 1950 (12 OF 1950) of Emblems the petition has been filed. The Act prevents the improper use of certain emblems and names for professional and commercial purposes.
Kale’s lawyer Ankur Mittal said that the Supreme Court has issued show cause notices to the
Government of India, Election Commission of India, Congress Party, Trinamool Congress and
NCP over the use of Tricolour.
The court has asked them to reply within three weeks. When contacted, Kale said that Congress Party, Trinamool Congress and NCP are using Tri-colour.
He went on to add that the Congress flag especially confuses people with that of the national flag and the Congress party must not take undue advantage.
“The only difference between the two flags is the Congress’ symbol which has changed from time to time,” he said.
He demanded banning on the use by any political party of the three colours of the national flag, so that there could be no confusion among the people.
“The Congress has exploited sentiments of common people and has emotionally blackmailed
countrymen by using the Tricolour which has three colours in the same order as the National
Flag,” he noted “As a common citizen of the country too I am concerned over the miss use of
We need to honour our national flag in a most fitting manner. I believe the Congress must do
away with Tiranga pattern,” he said.
“It is not possible to distinguish the colours of the Congress flag from those of the
national flag. It has been the opinion of the millions in this country.
A political party should not use such a flag that confuses the countrymen,” he said.