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Monday Aug 31 2020
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Indian police arrest man for hoisting Pakistan flag on rooftop

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Web Desk
A video made rounds on social media, showing a man’s house in Shipra village, with an unfurled Pakistani flag at the rooftop -- File photo

A man was arrested in India’s Madhya Pradesh for unfurling Pakistan’s national flag at his home in a video that went viral on social media, said Indian police on Monday.

According to The Hindu, a video made rounds on social media showing a man’s house in Shipra village, with an unfurled Pakistani flag at the rooftop.

Following the video’s emergence, Indian police took action and arrested the resident, who was identified as Farukh Khan.

Khan was arrested on August 30 under Indian Penal Code Section 153A, which pertains to “promoting enmity between groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony”, said an official.

Revenue inspector Lakhan Singh said he was instructed to investigate the matter further and upon inquiry, Khan revealed that his 12-year-old son had unfurled the flag “out of ignorance”.

The suspect, according to police, said when he came to know about the incident, he removed the flag. However, Singh said that Khan was unable to reveal as to where he got the flag from.