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Cutting cake with tricolour and Ashok Chakra not violation

Date: 24 March 2021 Tags: Judiciary & Judgments
  • Cutting a cake that has the Tricolour and Ashoka Chakra design on it is neither unpatriotic nor an “insult” under the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, the Madras High Court has ruled.
  • The court was hearing a plea filed that alleged that cutting a cake that carried a representation of the Tricolour amounted to an offence under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.
  • Petitioner had filed a complaint after cake with the Tricolour and the Ashoka Chakra on it was cut, distributed and consumed by over 2,500 guests during a Christmas Day event in 2013.