A photo of Red Fort / Lal Qila is posted by a Facebook page with missing flag on the pole. It had been shared for more than 29000 times too.
It claims our country’s flag has been removed from Red Fort for the first time in 70 years.
“70 साल बाद पहली बार लाल किले से तिरंगा हटा दिया गया।”
The page is run by Congress fans/supporters and has approx 7 lakh likes and this post has been shared by more than 28000 people
Following the recent decision of handing over Red Fort to Dalmia Group for maintainance, this post seems to be an attempt to defame current gov.
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) April 28, 2018
The truth is following –
Section III, Subsection 3.6 of the Indian Flag Code 2002 states, “Where the practice is to fly the flag on any public building, it shall be flown on that building on all days including Sundays and holidays and, except as provided in this code, it shall be flown from sunrise to sunset irrespective of weather conditions. The flag may be flown on such a building at night also but this should be only on very special occasions”.
Red Fort-experience spectacular peace of architect of Mughal Era.
— Airohub (@Airohub) November 30, 2016
— India Visit Online (@IndiaVisitOnlin) May 14, 2015
Although Times of India reported in 2009