1. You Are At:
  2. English News
  3. India News
  4. Centre's response sought on plea on green flag ban

Centre's response sought on plea on green flag ban

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to file a response on a public suit seeking a ban on green flags with crescent and star which resembles those of the Pakistan Muslim League.

IANS IANS
New Delhi Published on: July 19, 2019 13:31 IST
Centre's response sought on plea on green flag ban
Image Source : PTI

Centre's response sought on plea on green flag ban (representational image) 

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to file a response on a public suit seeking a ban on green flags with crescent and star which resembles those of the Pakistan Muslim League.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked the government to file a reply within four weeks.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Shia Waqf Board chief Syed Waseem Rizvi.

Rizvi said that hoisting such flags atop buildings and religious places in the country was un-Islamic.

Such flags were being hoisted in Muslim dominated areas with impunity, he said.

He added that the crescent and star in a green backdrop had never been a part of any Islamic practice and do not have any role or significance in Islam.

Rizvi has also sought direction to proceed against persons and organisations hoisting the flag of the Pakistan Muslim League party.

Also Read | Pakistan: Hindu woman converts to Islam, gets security cover

Also Read | Babri Masjid land dispute case: Supreme Court asks special judge to deliver verdict within nine months

Also Read | Chinese flag on Indian soil, Doklam-like stand-off again?

Write a comment