Union of India vs Naveen Jindal

 Landmark Case on Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression with respect to Right to hoist National Flag. Union of India vs Naveen Jindal(2004) 2 SCC 476.

In this case Supreme Court held that right to unfurl the National Flag with dignity is a Fundamental Right of the citizen within the meaning of Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution. Right to Hoist or Unfurl the National Flag being an expression and manifestation of his allegiance and feelings and sentiments of pride for the nation. Bust the same is not an absolute right but subject to the reasonable restrictions within the ambit of Article 19(2) of Indian Constitution.

The Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use ) Act, 1950 and the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971 regulate the use of the National Flag.


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