The cabinet has approved of an amendment that does away with the restrictions on the public using the tricolor as a part of the costume or uniform. People can now sport the national flag on their dress as long as it is not below, or under, the belt.
Indians can now wear patriotism on their sleeves. The Centre yesterday permitted the use of the national tricolour by citizens, especially sportspersons, as costumes — but not as undergarments or below the belt.
The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of a panel to withdraw the restriction on the use of the national flag on costumes and dress materials but with safeguards whereby it could not be worn as undergarments or below the waist.