I have been going through the Flag code of conduct (2002) from that,
There shall be no restriction on the display of the National Flag by members of general public, private organizations, educational institutions, etc., except to the extent provided in the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971....
As per Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950,
From Section 2 The disrespect to the Indian National Flag means and includes- - using the Indian National Flag as a portion of costume or uniform of any description or embroidering or printing it on cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins or any dress material;
But we can see contradiction to the above statement at many places.
For (e.g)In a cricket stadium there are lot of people using Indian flag in some of above mentioned form.
Am not sure whether i understood it right or not. If not please explain and also when does this part of Act actually applies??
The below section talks about the punishment,
3-A. Minimum penalty on second or subsequent offence.—Whoever having already been convicted of an offence under Section 2………. is again convicted of any such offence shall be punishable for the second and for every subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term, which shall not be less than one year.
So this ACT mentions about the punishment. Can we say it is not actively deployed?