On the 69th Independence Day of India, a case was reported in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh where a youth, named Afroz Ansari, unfurled Pakistan’s national flag in front of his house. He not only did this, but also showed disrespect to India’s national flag. He was detained by the local police after he spread the tricolour on the ground, placed a chair on it and also stood on it while unfurling Pakistan’s flag.

It was also reported that he posted his picture of the incident on social media websites. However, his father Shaukat Ali tendered an apology saying “We are true nationalists. My son is immature and unable to differentiate right from wrong. I feel ashamed of his act and apologize to everybody for what he did.”