Delhi bureau: The Supreme Court asked the Centre to respond to the plea seeking a ban on hoisting green flags with a crescent and a star at buildings and religious places across the country. Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi filed his petition, and claimed that green flags with a crescent and a star are “un-Islamic” and resemble the flag "Pakistan Muslim League"a party belonging to the enemy country.
Such claimed flags are being hoisted in Muslim dominated areas with utmost impunity, the PIL by Syed Waseem Rizvi Said, the crescent and star in a green backdrop have never been part of any Islamic practice and do not have any role or significance in Islam.A bench of justice AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to file a response within four weeks. Rizvi claimed in his plea that during his visit to Mumbai and other places in the country, he saw flags on several buildings and religious structures, which were allegedly a cause of tension between Hindu and Muslim communities. The petition said Pakistan, as an enemy country, has been responsible for a series of terror attacks on our country and promoting and propagating cross border terrorism. Our country remains vulnerable to the hidden attacks by the Pakistani intelligence agencies through their militant network which is very active in our country.
Flag of "Muslim League" was founded by Nawaz Waqar Ul-Malik and Mohammad Ali Jinnah in 1906, but in the present day, it was being used by Indian Muslims who were treating it as an Islamic flag. Indian Union Muslim League founded in 1948 had crescent and star in the left top corner.