Controversy after photos of Kalyan Singh’s prayer meet goes viral

• A photo of Kalyan Singh’s prayer meet went viral on social media and sparked controversy. • The photo showed BJP’s flag laid on top of the Indian Flag on Kalyan Singh’s body.

• This sparked outrage on social media because according to Section 4 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, “No other flag or bunting shall be placed higher than or above or, except as hereinafter provided, side by side with the National Flag; nor shall any object including flowers or garlands or emblem be placed on or above the Flag-mast from which the flag is flown.”

• Kalyan Singh was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh when the demolition of Babri Masjid took place and was also accused of being a criminal conspirator.

• Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “As one who had to fight a court case for four hears merely for placing my hand on my heart during the singing of the National Anthem (rather than standing stiffly for attention), I think the nation should be told how the ruling party feels about this insult.”

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