A complaint has been filed against the chief secretary of the Karnataka government, secretary of the home department and the Bengaluru city police commissioner for allegedly disrespecting the national flag by covering Parvathamma Rajkumar's coffins with it.
Parvathamma Rajkumar was accorded with state honours. Her body was covered with a national flag and given a gun salute. An advocate by name Chethan has filed the case at the 24th ACMM Court claiming that the act was in violation of the Flag Code of India. The law on the use of the national flag is clearly defined and the codes have been laid down on the dos and don'ts pertaining to its use over coffins.
According to the section 5 of the Flag Code of India, 2002, "The Flag shall not be used as a drapery in any form whatsoever except in state/military/central para-military forces funerals hereinafter provided." In fact, a civilian cannot be draped in the tricolour under the Prevention of Insults to the National Honour Act of 1971.
After battling for her life for over 15 days at the MS Ramaiah Hospital in Bengaluru, Parvathamma Rajkumar breathed her last on May 31 following a massive heart attack.
She had produced over 75 movies on her home banner of Vajreshwari Combines and Poornima Enterprises.