A petition was submitted in the Supreme Court of India asking for a ban on green flags hoisting having a crescent and a star. The flag is hoisted by the Muslim community of India. The plea was filed because the green flag having a crescent and a star looks like the flag of Pakistan.
The court after hearing the plea asked for the response of the government after it was assumed that the flag does not symbolize Islam instead it resembles with the flag of Pakistan and the political party that played a major role in laying the foundation of Pakistan—Pakistan Muslim League.
The petition was filed from the Uttar Pradesh region by an activist.
The court bench told the petition filer to provide another copy of the plea to the additional general solicitor and to seek for the response of the government on this matter.
Syed Waseem Rizvi—the petitioner in his plea said that the Muslims of India are treating the flag as the Islamic flag which is wrong, and they are hoisting it up in all the Muslim majority areas. He added further that it is also pertinent to mention that the crescent and star in a green coloured background was never part of any Islamic practice or ritual and it does not have part or importance in the religion Islam.
Rizvi also claimed that the flag belongs to the origin where Muslim League was established by the Founder of Pakistan—Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It was also added in the petition that the hoisting of the Pakistani flag or such a flag that resembles with the flags of any political party from Pakistan in India on important occasions or celebrations bring distance between the Muslims and the others who are in the religious majority—as they consider this act as anti-national and communal.