Chennai Stadium: TN Police Denies Allegations Of ‘Restrictions’ On Carrying Indian Flags At The Stadium

While the match between Pakistan and Afghanistan is the focus of thousands of cricket fans around the world, there is another issue that is increasingly attracting the attention of cricket fans and non-cricket fans in India.

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Cricket fans from India cannot bring their national flag to Chennai Stadium?

PTI reported that a ruckus broke out at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai – Chennai Stadium on Monday (October 23) when an on-duty police officer allegedly stopped some cricket enthusiasts looking for how to carry the Indian flag to the venue where Pakistan played against Afghanistan.

Some fans tried to bring the Indian national colors into the Chennai stadium to witness the match in which Pakistan chose to bat. At this point, a police sub-inspector intervened and allegedly tried to stop them, a PTI report published in the Economic Times said.

After that, rumors quickly spread about the police intentionally hindering fans from carrying the national flag in Chennai Stadium. However, when a senior police official was contacted, it was clarified that there were no restrictions on carrying the Indian flag.

“Such action is permissible. The officer concerned acted in his personal capacity and a departmental probe into the incident is underway,” the official conveyed to PTI. He emphasized that this was an isolated incident, affirming that the police did not prevent anyone from carrying the flag.

Furthermore, police officials confirmed that flags representing India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are allowed on the Chennai Stadium premises.

Amid this controversy, K Annamalai, state leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), strongly criticized the police for deliberately obstructing the flag-carrying effort.

Annamalai expressed his concerns, saying, “Police stationed outside the Chennai Stadium prohibited fans from carrying Indian flags to the Chepauk match today. Who gave the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) this right?”

In a social media post on a platform, he demanded, “We insist on strictest action against the police officers involved for showing disrespect to the national flag Also, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) should apologize to the citizens of our state. If they fail to do so, @BJP4TamilNadu will be forced to organize a protest against the government The DMK is accused of this corruption, which is accused of undermining the sanctity of the tricolor.”

History of Indian Tricolor

Every country and every nation in the world has its own flag. It is a symbol that they are a free country, they have their own culture, traditions, landscape and they have their own ethnic groups, they can have the same skin color, or different skin colors, when using the same flag, they are a family.

And Indian have their own flag too. During a meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947, a few days before India achieved independence from the British on 15 August 1947, The Indian flag was adopted in its present form. It used to be the national flag of the Dominion of India from 15 August 1947 to 26 January 1950 and of the Republic of India thereafter. In India, the term “tricolor” refers to the Indian national flag.

The national flag of India has three horizontal colors, dark saffron (kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark blue at the bottom in equal proportions. The ratio of the flag’s width to its length is two to three. In the middle of the white band is a navy blue wheel that represents the chakras. Its design resembles the wheel that appears on the abacus of Ashoka’s Lion Capital Sarnath. Its diameter is approximately the width of the white strip and has 24 spokes.

The Indian flag symbolizes the hopes and aspirations of the Indian people. It is a symbol of our national pride. Over the past five decades, many people, including members of the armed forces, have unwittingly sacrificed their lives to keep the tricolor flying in its full glory.

In summarize, about a serious case of national dignity, this will brings many concerns to officials, especially those who are or are not cricket fans.

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