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Case against Sania, Aiyar for disrespecting tricolour

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2008 16:49 hrs

Bhopal: In fresh trouble for tennis sensation Sania Mirza, a case has been filed in a court here against her as also Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Mani Shankar Aiyar for allegedly disrespecting the national flag.

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The case was filed in the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insult to the National Honour Act of 1971 by a local resident Prakash Kumar Thakur.

The complainant alleged that Mirza has disrespected the national tricolor by putting her feet towards the flag during a function whose reports were carried in newspapers. He alleged that the act of Mirza had hurt his sentiments following which he has filed a case in the court of CJM Ajay Shrivastava.

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The petitioner said he had made Aiyar as a party to the complaint because he is the Sports Minister.

The court has fixed January 6 for recording the statement of the complainant in this regard. Since January 6 is Sunday, therefore, the case will be taken up on Monday, court sources said.


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