SFI Insults National Anthem, Flag In College Magazine

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Kannur: In what could ignite a major row, an annual magazine published by a college in Kerala has insulted national flag and anthem.

The magazine titled ‘Pellet’ was published by the Government Brennan College union, which is headed by the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), the students’ wing of Communist Party of India (Marxist).

One of the hand-drawn images in the magazine shows a couple in a compromising position as the national flag appeared on a theatre screen.

In the wake of the controversy, the distribution of the magazine was halted. As per manoramaonline.com, efforts were being made to get the copies, which have been distributed, back from the students.

Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga raked up the issue on microblogging website Twitter today. Reportedly, there are more inappropriate images in the magazine.

The Supreme Court has directed that cinema halls across the country must play the national anthem before the screening of a film and people should stand up as a mark of respect. The court has also directed that the national flag should be shown on screen when the anthem is played.