National Anthem in theatres: SC’s decision will inculcate patriotism among people, says Venkaiah Naidu

The apex court on Wednesday directed that cinema halls across the country must play the national anthem before the screening of a film and people should stand up as a mark of respect.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 30, 2016 6:10 pm
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Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday lauded Supreme Court’s direction that cinema halls across the country must play national anthem before screening a film, saying it will inculcate a sense of patriotism among people particularly the younger generation. “It is a very good decision. It will inculcate a sense of patriotism among people particularly the younger generation. I am very happy about it,” Naidu who also holds the portfolio of Information and Broadcasting said.

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The apex court on Wednesday directed that cinema halls across the country must play the national anthem before the screening of a film and people should stand up as a mark of respect.

The court also directed that the national flag should be shown on screen when the anthem is played.

“People must feel this is my country and this is my motherland,” a bench of justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said while stressing that it is the duty of every citizen of the country to show respect to the national anthem and the flag.

It also said no person should take commercial benefits by playing the anthem and that it should not be dramatised.

The apex court said the anthem should not be printed or displayed on undesirable objects, and also barred it from being played on variety shows and its abridged version anywhere.

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First Published on: November 30, 2016 4:18 pm
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    Santosh
    Nov 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm
    Grate! I can happily spend my couple of minutes out of hours.
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      Avinash
      Nov 30, 2016 at 1:36 pm
      Your 3rd point is telling one.lt;br/gt;Actually this is just targetting rigidity of Muslims to such things.lt;br/gt;BJP is simply playingn with sentiments unnecessarily in the garb of nationalism.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A true nationalist will ensure criminals don't get ticket in election - In Bihar election most criminals were from BJP party.
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        Jai
        Nov 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm
        Glad to see a BJP hothead using the word Patriotism instead of Nationalism.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Problem remains the do not know the difference or worse- know the difference and still beat the chest and raise the first.
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          dskygirl
          Nov 30, 2016 at 12:53 pm
          Good move, more people have to stop thinking about themselves. A few seconds spent on the greater good and not on a selfie for Facebook is a welcome change.
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            s.m.mahboob
            Nov 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm
            Dear respected judges,, if u can p some insructions for the demonesitation and suffering of the poor, it would have been more helpfull for the common man,,
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              s.m.mahboob
              Nov 30, 2016 at 12:03 pm
              cannot understand why the respected judges are taking soo much time for this very very common problem the people are facing
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                Really Nobody
                Nov 30, 2016 at 12:22 pm
                1. To get the same effect, someone has to listen to the national anthem a lot more than just at the beginning of the movie.lt;br/gt;2. I don't think the national anthem was written like ISIS ads are written / made.lt;br/gt;3. All of us have seen so many patriotic and anti-corruption movies, so by now all of us should have become patriotic and incorruptible which, unfortunately, is not the case.lt;br/gt;4. I said I don't understand the logic by reading this short article. May be after reading the complete judgement, I'll understand it.
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                  Really Nobody
                  Nov 30, 2016 at 11:28 am
                  Hi,lt;br/gt;I really do not understand how listening to the national anthem will make the people patriotic. Could the complete judgement be published so that we can understand the logic behind this judgement.
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                    Indian
                    Nov 30, 2016 at 11:58 am
                    Tell me how listening to speeches propaized by ISIS leasd to terrorism if you can answer that probably ull understand this also
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