As republic day is approaching and past events gave a kind of disrespect to Indian national flag by using and throwing the national flags made with plastic which are not even disposed in a dignified manner. National flag holds lot of importance and dignity after an observation of long time the Home Ministry has issued an advisory against using plastic flags since they are not biodegradable and ensuring their proper disposal with dignity is a practical problem. Adding that paper flags should not be discarded or thrown on the ground after events, the advisory said they should be disposed of in private, consistent with the flag’s dignity.
National flag is a symbol of hope and aspirations of Indians and lot of sentiments are attached to national flag, therefore a flag deserves the most of honor.
As per the law guidelines Section 2 of the ‘Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971′, whoever within public view burns, mutilates, defaces, defiles, disfigures, destroys, tramples upon or otherwise shows disrespect or contempt to the Indian national flag or any part of it, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend up to three years, or with fine, or with both.
According to ministry acts and rules the flags should be disposed of, in private and with full dignity of the flag.