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Did Lalu, Rabri dishonour anthem?

January 20, 2005 18:56 IST

A case was filed in an Indore court on Thursday against Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife and Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi for allegedly dishonouring the national anthem.

A social outfit, Tiranga Abhiyan, filed the case on the basis of a photograph of the couple published in a daily on January 5, 2005, showing them sitting during a function in Bihar, presumably on Republic Day in 2003, when the anthem was being sung.

The caption read: 'Persons occupying high posts had no respect for the national anthem.'

A complaint in this regard was filed under section 3 of the Prevention of Insult to the National Honour Act, 1971, by the Abhiyan convenor and Economic offences Wing Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ravi Atrolia.

Subsequently, a case was filed in the court of First Class Judicial Magistrate Narendra Jain.

The court has fixed January 24 for recording the statement of the complainant.

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Sub: Dishonour to the national Flag - Lallo and Rabri

Norms need to be laid down by the Supreme Court as to where and by whom such cases can be filed. Did Lallo and Rabri ...

Posted by Alok Kapoor

Sub: Lalu, Rabri dishonour anthem !!!!

Yes..Lalu, Rabri dishonour anthem. They should be punished and should not be allowed to contest forthcoming elections.

Posted by Chandra

Sub: National Anthem

Oh! please leave him alone-he does not know the national anthem.

Posted by Vijaya Kumar



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