Torn Kannada flag flying outside Belagavi City Corporation office

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BELAGAVI: Kannada Rajyotsava is just around the corner, but the Belagavi City Corporation seems to be blind to the fact that a torn Kannada flag has been fluttering atop the flagpole in front of the office premises.

The flag may have got torn because of the heavy downpour and wind. But the city corporation officials have not bothered to replace it even after the rain subsided, in a show of gross negligence.

A torn out flag is fluttering in front of the Belagavi City Corporation office.

The district administration is getting ready to celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava on November 1, but the officials have not yet changes the torn flag.

Disrespecting the national flag is a punishable offence under ‘The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971’ and the ‘Flag Code of India, 2002’.

Belagavi City Corporation has disrespected the Kannada flag by having a torn flag on the flag post.

Last year, some Pro-Kannada activists installed the flagpole in front of the BCC amidst opposition.

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