Case against Sania Mirza for 'disrespecting' Tricolour

Bhopal, Jan 4: It seems as if misfortunes are haunting Sania Mirza for a while now. Just a few days after getting respite from the Mecca Masjid controversy where she had to apologise for shooting a commercial in the Masjid premises, a Bhopal resident has filed a case against her for allegedly showing disrespect to the national flag.

On Thursday, Prakash Kumar Thakur of Bhopal filed the case in the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insult to the National Honour Act of 1971. The case has been filed against Sania and as also Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Mani Shankar Aiyar for allegedly disrespecting the Tricolour. Thakur alleged that Sania has disrespected the Tricolour by putting her feet towards the flag during a function whose reports were carried in newspapers.

He alleged that the act of Sania had hurt his sentiments following which he has filed a case in the court of CJM Ajay Shrivastava.

He added that he had made Aiyar a party to the complaint because he is the Sports Minister.

The will be taken up on January 7 for hearing, court sources said.

One India

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Story first published: Friday, January 4, 2008, 11:36 [IST]
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