It was a dream come true for the fans when Coldplay announced its presence in Mumbai for a concert. Youth from all over India gathered to enjoy their music. But something weird happened that has landed Coldplay singer Chris Martin in trouble. Martin was spotted singing with the Indian national flag hooked at the backend of his trouser.
According to the Flag Code of India, the disrespect to the Indian National flag includes:Using it as a portion of costume, uniform or accessory of any description which is worn below the waist of any person. Our street-smart folks (yes, the angrezi loving desi janta!) who never miss to whine on social media, are surprisingly silent here. Make them stand in an ATM queue for half an hour, and they will create ruckus like baboons, but sadly when it comes to preserve our national culture, they just turn Ostrich — burying their heads in the sand.
Nawab Malik, a leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), has asked for an apology from Chris Martin for hurting the sentiments of many.
“Was he trying to use the flag as lungi to do lungi dance?” Malik said.
Take a look at some tweets…
This man is insulting India flag…
This man is insulting india flag . But so called high society Indians are very cool with it. And there will b no case.shame on such soc. pic.twitter.com/y66xsVIiyZ— Indian Army Fans (@gloryatanycost) November 19, 2016