The Delhi High Court has given a go-ahead to a move to remove the “India-centric” logo from Indian restaurants.
The logo of the Indian Restaurant Association, which is in support of a law introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been removed.
The court on Wednesday granted the state government permission to remove “India” from the names of restaurants and to remove all signage relating to it from the eateries.
The ruling was made on a petition filed by a lawyer of the association.
“The name ‘India’ is a part of the national identity of India.
It should be removed,” Chief Justice V K Singh said.
According to the law, the name of a restaurant, which includes the word ‘India’, should not be used in the name or slogan of any eatery or any business.
The government has not yet submitted a response to the court.
The association had asked the court to remove any signage relating “India”, and said it would also ask for the name and logo of every restaurant in the state to be removed.
The court has also ordered the government to remove a copy of the petition filed before it.
The court also asked the state and central governments to ensure that the logo of each restaurant is changed. (Reuters)