Administration asked Muslims to remove Indian flag

The Deoband administration is making announcements in Muslim colonies advising residents to take down the national flag hoisted on rooftops. The Sub-Divisional Magistrate Rakesh Kumar admitted that he has asked the municipal corporation to make such announcements. “We don’t want people to remove the national flag but they should follow the flag code, which expects people to respect the flag and hoist it only from sunrise to sunset,” he said. When reminded that the Supreme Court had said citizens have a fundamental right to fly the national flag on their premises throughout the year provided they don’t undermine the dignity of the Tricolour, Mr. Kumar said it was not a “big” issue and that he had received “oral” complaints from some people that the Tricolour was not being respected. “They want to see stones in the hands of the Muslim youth. When we hoist the national flag, they feel scared,” said a local resident, requesting anonymity. “I have asked the SDM to give us in writing or file an FIR against us for flying the national flag,” said Mavia Ali, former MLA and Samajwadi Party leader.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
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Date of incident: February 14, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Institutional discrimination
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Rakesh Kumar SDM
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Saharanpur
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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