HC tells madrassas to hoist tricolour across UP on August 15, January 26

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tricolourThe Allahabad High Court has instructed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that the national flag is hoisted at madrassas, across the state, on both Independence Day (August 15), as well as Republic Day (January 26), every year.

A bench comprising chief justice DY Chandrachud,and justice Yashwant Verma, passed the order, directing the state government to “issue necessary directions in this regard” on 1 September.

The order came on a public interest litigation filed by one Arun Gaur, a resident of Aligarh, who wanted the court to issue directions so as to ensure that flag hoisting ceremony was held at madrassas also on August 15 and January 26, in the same manner as conducted at the offices of various bodies controlled or assisted by the government.

The court, while issuing the said directions, also asked the state government to file its counter-affidavit on the PIL and fixed September 22 as the next date of hearing.

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