Shubham sharma
[ July 25, 2017 ] No provision in Constitution that prohibits states from doing so This being the constitutional position, there is no prohibition in the Constitution for the State to have its own flag. However, the manner in which the state flag is hoisted should not dishonour the national flag. It has to be always below the national flag," the Supreme Court had said. Although there is no bar in the Constitution, experts feel that the head of the state should think about its impact on the unity and integrity of the country. "The head of the state should strengthen relations between states and the Centre. We say India is known for unity in diversity. At the same time, we give scope for issues like a separate flag that will affect the integrity. If the state government does have its way, Karnataka will become the second state after Jammu and Kashmir to have its own flag. While political parties like the BJP and the Shiv Sena are accusing the Karnataka government of whipping up divisive emotions ahead of Assembly election.Karnataka which already have legal disputes with all of its neighbours over sharing water from various rivers such as Cauvery , Krishna , Godavari and Mahadayi rivers has gave arise to another dispute by constituting a nine member committee to study the possibility of designing a separate flag. The move to form a panel to look into legalities of having a separate flag for the state was against the Constitution. There act was unconstitutional and also a threat to national integrity. Demand for separate flag means demand for separate country. There is no provision in the constitution for separate flag for any state and the tricolor is the only flag for India. One nation have only one flag and they must aware of the fact that we are one nation. The National Flag of India has got immense importance. The national flag of free India was first adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22 July 1947. Every independent country has its even national flag. It is a price-less possession of the state that be speaks it sovereignty. The state expects all citizens to keep the honour of its flag. The national flag of India reflects in every way the hopes and inspirations enshrined in our constitution. The National Flag of India epitomizes its civilization and culture, heritage and freedom. The Indian national flag is a tricolor. It consists of three bears Saffron at the top, white in the middle and green at the bottom. The topmost part of the national flag is designed using saffron colour which indicates courage and selflessness of the nation. The middle part of the Indian national flag is designed using white colour which represents the honesty, purity and peace of the nation, the lowermost part of the Indian national flag is designed using the green colour which represents the faith, fertility and prosperity of the nation and Ashok Chakra is considered as the Dharma Chakra which is also known as the Samay Chakra. Ashok Chakra contains 24 spokes in the centre which represents the 24 precious hours of the whole day. Karnataka must understand that a flag represents an idea, or an ideal. It is neither a mere piece of decoration, nor an object to be honoured for itself. It is honoured for what it represents. Many flags are held in high esteem for their history; for the sacrifices made by the people for the qualities for which the country and people stand. Our National Flag reminds us of the sacrifices made by our freedom-fighters to earn us freedom. We should up-hold its glory and honour by all means within our power. If necessary, we should defend the honor of the flag with the last drop of our blood. It is our duty and responsibility to honor the flag as it constantly reminds us of our hard earned freedom.