Row as Karnataka sets up panel to design state flag

Can Karnataka Have Own Flag? Government Sets Up Committee To Explore
Karnataka sets up committee to see whether it can legally have a separate flag
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20 July, 2017

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut said that the Congress government in Karnataka should be dismissed as the move is against Constitution.

Only Jammu and Kashmir has a separate flag under Article 370 of the Constitution so far.

Asserting that there was no legal bar on states to have a separate flag, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said the state government would consider if the panel set up to design it so favoured. The courts were also brought into play, and now the current government has appointed a nine member committee to look at the use of the state flag afresh.

And earlier this week, India's federal government again insisted that there was no provision in the constitution for a separate flag for any state.

The demand of having a separate official flag is not new in the state. Later, in 2012, Chief Minister SV Sadananda Gowda made it mandatory for government offices, schools and colleges to hoist the Kannada flag on November 1, which is celebrated as the formation day of the state.

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The BJP has accused the Siddaramaiah government of making this decision with an eye on the Assembly elections in the state scheduled for April 2018. Only J&K has such a flag and we ha ve no desire for a flag in anot her state.

If the Siddaramaiah government has its way, Karnataka will become only the second state in the country after Jammu and Kashmir to have its own flag. "So there is no problem with Karnataka having its own flag". While the issue is being debated by all political parties and has sparked a row over the legality of the demand, it should be noted that there is no provision in the Indian Constitution which bars states from having their own flags. The party is embarrassed by how the opposition has used the move to turn the tables on it. There has been a demand from various quarters that official status be accorded to the Kannada flag.

In June, people protested against the usage of Hindi language signage at metro stations in Bangalore.

Federalism is India's greatest strength and this makes the country to run in a greater path.

Former advocate general of Karnataka Ravi Varma Kumar quoted, "The Constitution provides states supremacy in their own sphere and even a seven-judge Supreme Court bench has upheld this". Strong states or provisioning to have state flags will not weaken the nation but in other way it will strengthen the nation.


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