Two persons were booked in Thane in Maharashtra for allegedly selling T-shirts with the Tricolour printed on them. The duo were identified as Jalinder Karlikar and Amar Adargi from Dombivali here, police said on Sunday, adding that they were booked on the basis of a complaint filed by an organisation called Hindu Janajgruti Samiti.
The display of the national flag is governed by the provisions of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950, the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 and the Flag Code of India, 2002. The Flag Code attempts to bring together all laws, conventions, practices and instructions related to the Tricolour, Senior Inspector V M Pawar of Dombivali police station said.
He further added that the Flag Code lays down that the Tricolour shall not be used as a portion of costume or uniform of any description nor shall it be embroidered or printed upon cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins or any dress material. All the T-shirts with the national flag printed on them had been seized.