vijayjohn wrote:Saim wrote:For Bodo and Kashmiri I agree, I had forgotten about those. But in the case of Shahmukhi Punjabi the flag represents the provincial government, not the province in a regional sense. If you look closely yyou'll notice the word "hukoomat" under the seal.
Hmm, but then isn't the same true of Bodo and Kashmiri, actually? The Bodo flag is the separatist movement's flag; the Kashmiri one is that of Jammu and Kashmir.
In the case of Jammu and Kashmir the only problem I can see is that the territory is multiethnic and outside of the Kashmir Valley area there are few actual Kashmiri-speakers, but in terms of representing the state it's not comparable with the western Punjabi one because the latter is only a seal of the provincial government, not used to represent the provincial population or culture or anything else. The Kashmiri one is a more "normal" regional flag.
mōdgethanc wrote:English is spoken in the rest of the UK; England is more of a province than a state;
Not even that, it doesn't really have the status of a separate administrative division. Juridically it could only really be defined as the part of the UK without an autonomous parliament.
use of the English flag is, unfortunately, sometimes associated with xenophobia and racism.
Not any more so than the Union Jack is associated with colonialism, I would argue.