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View Poll Results: Is wearing the tri-colour disrespectful?
No way! Wearing the flag is patriotic! 35 67.31%
I'm all for sports persons wearing the flag, but not the janta! 13 25.00%
Yes, flags are meant to be strung up poles, just like people who wear them! 1 1.92%
Who cares! 3 5.77%
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Old 6th March 2005, 01:59   #1
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OK guys, let's see what everyone here thinks...

Personally, I'm all for having your national flag on whatever you like, as long as it's not portrayed in a crude or vulgar fashion.
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Although I must admit, what's crude and vulgar can be open to interpretation and opinion and therefore vary wildly!
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I'd be happy to wear the flag anyday...but allowing me to wear it or not is the governments headache...so i'l leave it at that.

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Personally, I think wearing the tri-colour is very patriotic. However, it has to be over the waist.
About the Government rule - I somehow never seem to agree with most laws that our Govt. passes. But then, we're following some really crazy laws to stay out of trouble, so, just add this one to the list.
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I feel it should be worn by those who represent the country.

People tend to think they are powerful when they wear the Indian flag on themselves / cars. And then what will happen. Everyone breaks traffic signals. Cops wont catch them in the fear of being suspended by a Govt employee. Everyone parks their cars in no-parking. No one dare tow a car bearing the tri-color.
It'll also be difficult to distinguish between a Govt employee and the aam junta if everyone starts wearing the tri-color.
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I feel it should be worn by those who represent the country.

Any person who represents the country should wear the tri-colour.
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why do we have to wear the tri colour just to feel patriotic ??

just a small flag on ur work table at the office and in the house will do fine !

but yes , sports persons can be exempted from this - they should be allowed to wear the National flag but in a proper respectful way !

and if we really want to do something - i think we should start of our day at work with the National Anthem ! I feel this should be made compulsory instead of making people listen to the National Anthem in theatres !

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I feel it should be worn by those who represent the country.
This will make our country proud. Every will be able to recognise he/she is an indian and make us more proud.
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Isn't it sad, 10 out of 10 so far feel that there is nothing wrong with our nation's sporting icons flying the flag on their gear, and yet our parliamentary representatives seem to "think" otherwise!

Well, let's keep the votes coming in!
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i feel anyone who does not disrespect the flag should were it if he wants to... & if its a sportsperson who is representing the country , then he definately should. its a shame that the gov. thinks the flag is its own personal property ... when actually they are the morons who disgrace it the most ..
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Isn't it sad, 10 out of 10 so far feel that there is nothing wrong with our nation's sporting icons flying the flag on their gear, and yet our parliamentary representatives seem to "think" otherwise!

Well, let's keep the votes coming in!
those guys can think????????????
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a bit of a deviation here, but wasn't Narain racing with the tri-colour on his helmet in Melbourne?
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Personally, I'm all for having your national flag on whatever you like, as long as it's not portrayed in a crude or vulgar fashion.
you & i know the respect the tri-colour deserves.. but there are millions who dont
thus the ban
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you & i know the respect the tri-colour deserves.. but there are millions who dont
thus the ban
very rightly said hatari, most of the people do not know to respect the tri-color. so a ban is the only option!
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Rt,
His helmet just doesn't have the flag.. His helmet itself is the flag.. As in, on top we have this big chakra and followed by the tri color around his helmet.. It doen't represent the flag properly as in the chakra is not coming in the middle. No wonder the govt gets out these laws..
Remeber sometime ago there was a pic of Ganguly's helmet where the flag was upside down..
But if properly potryed, its indeed an honour when u have u'r country's flag on u'r helmet or jersy.. U definetly tend to give that much more in terms of performance..

_As long as properly potrayed, there is no problem having the national flag on u'r accessory_
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