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J&K: FIR filed after Tricolour displayed upside down at BJP leader’s rally

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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.

 J&K: FIR filed after Tricolour displayed upside down at BJP leader’s rally

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.

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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.

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