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July 07, 2005

Indians can wear flag with pride

Years after having won independence, Indians are now free to wear images of their flag on their clothing.

But not where it hurts national sentiments - below the belt. The flag can only be displayed on garments above the waist.

The federal government has passed an amendment easing the restrictions of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act (1971).

Caps and T-shirts are in but swimsuits and evening gowns are still a no-no.

Neither can the flag be embroidered or printed on cushion covers, gloves, handkerchiefs, napkins and dress material.

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To be honest, I think that wearing the Indian flag on a T-shirt or a cap decreases the worth of the flag. For example, a T-shirt with the UK flag looks common, as every second person has one. My point is that we don't need to wear the flag to be proud of it!

Posted by: Arian | Jul 20, 2005 12:25:00 PM

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