J&K: FIR filed after Tricolour displayed upside down at BJP leader’s rally
Srinagar, Sep 30: An FIR has been registered after the National Flag was allegedly displayed upside down during a rally held by senior BJP leader Rajiv Jasrotia at Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir.
PTI reported that the FIR was filed against unknown persons for allegedly insulting the tricolor under Section 2 (insulting the national flag or the Constitution) of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, a police official was quoted as saying the news agency.
The FIR was lodged by a local resident, Vinod Nijhawan, who in his complaint alleged the national flag was disrespected during the rally led by Jasrotia, a former minister, and BJP candidate Rahul Dev Sharma on Thursday, the official said.
Jasrotia, who is the BJP MLA from Kathua constituency, had accompanied Sharma in a procession from his Shiv Nagar residence to file nomination papers for ward number 19 Thursday for next month's Urban Local Body polls.