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FIR lodged against Surat man for marching his dog wrapped in tricolor

An FIR under Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, has been registered against Bharat Gohil.

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A resident of Surat in Gujarat has invited trouble by wrapping his Labrador in the tricolor on January 26 and taking it out for a march. The incident took place at Athwalines area in the city and later a complaint was filed against him.

An FIR under Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, has been registered against Bharat Gohil at the Umra police station on a complaint by Aziz Cyclewala, a resident of Chowkbazar area in Surat.

The act prohibits desecration or insult to country’s national symbols, including National Anthem, Constitution and National Flag. If found guilty, a person can face imprisonment of upto three years or fine as per the act.

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