Guwahati: The national flag was allegedly displayed upside down during a ‘Prabhat Pheri’ (early morning march) event organized by the Demow Municipal Board as part of the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, marking the 75th year of Independence (Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav) on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Thowra constituency MLA Sushanta Borgohain created a strong reaction from citizens, when he accidentally posed with an upside-down tricolour flag.
How must the Indian National Flag be displayed?
- While displaying the Indian National Flag, it must occupy an honourable position and must be placed distinctly.
- The National Flag must never be displayed in an inverted manner, i.e. the saffron band must always be at the top.
- An untidy or damaged National Flag must never be displayed.
- Dipping the National Flag in offering a salute to any person or thing is prohibited.
- No other flag or bunting can be placed in a position higher than the National Flag. No objects like flowers, garlands, or emblems can be placed on or above the flag mast in which the National Flag is flown.
- The National Flag must not be used as a rosette, bunting, festoon, or in any other form for the purpose of decoration.
- The National Flag must never be let to touch the floor or the ground or trail in the water.
- The National Flag must not be fastened or displayed in any way that might cause damage to it.
- No other flag or festoon can be flown along with the National Flag from the same masthead from which the National Flag is flown.
- The National Flag must not be used to cover or drape a speaker’s desk or platform.