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Hoisting National Flag On Private Vehicle Is Illegal: Here's What The Flag Rules Say

The India Flag Code rule clearly mentions that only a few constitutional heads have the special privilege to fly the national flag on their vehicles.

Hoisting National Flag On Private Vehicle Is Illegal: Heres What The Flag Rules Say

Sentinel Digital Desk

New Delhi: Often on the occasion of Republic Day or Independence Day, people start buying the national flag. Someone hoist the national flag on their houses while some put it on their vehicles such as four-wheelers or two-wheeler.

The intention of the people can't be questioned while doing so, they do show their love for this country. But do you know that there are several legal rules for hoisting the flag? As per the rules, everyone cannot put the Indian flag on their car, and doing so is a violation of the Indian Flag Code.

The India Flag Code rule clearly mentions that only a few constitutional heads have the special privilege to fly the national flag on their vehicles.

These dignitaries include the President and Vice President of India, Governors and Lieutenant Governors, Prime Minister and other Cabinet Ministers, Chief Minister and state Cabinet Ministers, among others.

According to the rules, one may invite legal action if he/she other than the above-mentioned person put the flag on his/ her car. Apart from this, if a person burns, crushes, or defiles the Constitution of India or any part of it, he can be jailed for up to 3 years or fined under the Prevention of Insults To National Honour Act, 1971.

Apart from this, many other rules have been fixed in the flag code mentioning how a flag can be used.

Notably, before 2004, only government departments, offices, and educational institutions were allowed to fly the flag. In 2004, the Supreme Court said that every Indian has the right to hoist the tricolor while hearing the Government of India vs. Naveen Jindal case. However, very few people have got the right to put the tricolor on the car and the common man cannot use the flag to put it in front of the car.

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