Ahmedabad, Nov 25 (PTI) A 30-year-old woman has been
arrested while her minor son and two of his friends were
detained for allegedly insulting the National Flag in Umreth
town in Gujarat”s Anand district, police said on Wednesday.

The woman and the three boys, in the age group of 10
to 14 years, were booked under the Prevention of Insults to
National Honour Act, 1971, said deputy superintendent of
police, BD Jadeja.

A police official said these boys wanted to hoist a
flag with “Islamic symbols” to celebrate Eid. However, instead
of a regular green flag, they purchased a tricolour having
those symbols printed on it, he said.

“Local police had received information that some boys
had hoisted an altered tricolour on a house in Umreth town. We
have arrested the woman, who is the house owner, and detained
her son and two of his friends for insulting the National
Flag. She should have stopped the boys from hoisting the
tricolour in such manner,” said Jadeja.

The issue came to light on Tuesday after an
Anand-based activist, Jignesh Prajapati, posted a video on his
Twitter account wherein some minor boys can be seen hoisting
the National Flag with symbols of a crescent moon and a star
instead of Ashok Chakra, on terrace.

Prajapati tagged Anand Police and Gujarat Police,
demanding strict action.

“After initial investigation, Umreth police lodged an
FIR on Tuesday, and detained the accused,” said complainant
Shaktisinh Zala, a head constable with Umreth police.

“To celebrate Eid, these boys wanted to hoist a flag
having Islamic symbols after seeing other residents doing so
on their terraces. However, instead of a regular green flag,
they purchased a tricolour having those symbols printed on
it,” said Zala. PTI PJT PD
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