When was The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act passed?

The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act passed was passed in 1971. Section 2 of the act deals with Insults to Indian National Flag and Constitution of India. Section 3 deals with Prevention of singing of Indian National Anthem, etc.

  • Section 2: Whoever in any public place or in any other place within public view burns, mutilates, defaces, defiles, disfigures, destroys, tramples upon or otherwise shows disrespect to or brings into contempt (whether by words, either spoken or written, or by acts) the Indian National Flag or the Constitution of India or any part thereof, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
  • Section 3: Whoever Intentionally prevents the singing of the Indian National Anthem or causes disturbance to any assembly engaged in such singing shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
  • Section 3A: Whoever, having already been convicted of an offence under section 2 or section 3, is again convicted of any such offence shall be punishable for the second and for every subsequent offence, with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than one year.

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