Disrespect to National Anthem is condemnable: Harsh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 3: Commenting upon the hue and cry raised by BJP leaders asking for apology from opposition Congress and NC for disrespect to National Anthem, Harshdev Singh, Chairman, JKNPP and Former Minister called upon the saffron Brigade to set their own house in order before delivering homilies to others.
He said that the disrespect to National Anthem is undoubtedly condemnable, and those who did it are amenable to law, but it is not the first time that disrespect has been shown to national symbols and emblems, added Singh.
Alleging persistent violations of Flag code of India, Prevention of insult to National Honours Act and Emblems and Names (Prevention of improper use) Act by the Ministers of the BJP-PDP Government, Singh called for invocation of penal action against them as they could not be let off by mere apology.
Calling all parties to respect the national symbols and Emblems, Singh advised the BJP to make a beginning from their own home and to educate their Ministers about the sanctity of the laws pertaining to our national honour and pride before casting aspersions on other parties.