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9 UK students booked for 'disrespecting' Indian tricolour

Nine British students have been booked on the charge of disrespecting the Indian flag during the famous Nehru Trophy Boat race in Alappuzha.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2010 14:40 IST

Nine British students have been booked on the charge of disrespecting the Indian flag during the famous Nehru Trophy Boat race in Alappuzha.

The students, studying para-medical courses in Kerala, allegedly draped the national tricolour around the lower part of their body while cruising on a house-boat at the Punnamada Lake where the boat race was taking place on Saturday, police said.

President Pratibha Patil was the chief guest at the event.

When the students disembarked from the boat, police gathered their personal details and a case was registered, they said.

They were let off after registering a case at the North Police station, police sources said.