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SC clarifies people aren’t obligated to stand up when National Anthem is played in a movie

The Supreme Court on Tuesday clarified its earlier ruling on the National Anthem and said that people are not obligated to stand up when it is played in a movie or documentary. The apex court had ruled earlier that it was mandatory to play the National Anthem inside movie halls. People were not given clarity […]

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 14, 2017 5:22 pm
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday clarified its earlier ruling on the National Anthem and said that people are not obligated to stand up when it is played in a movie or documentary.

The apex court had ruled earlier that it was mandatory to play the National Anthem inside movie halls. People were not given clarity whether it was mandatory to stand up in respect of the Anthem. This led to confusion and in many case risked harassment of individuals for choosing not to stand up.

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On December 1 last year, an Apex Court bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitav Roy ruled that the ruling was to instill “committed patriotism and nationalism” among the public. “The directions are issued, for love and respect for the motherland is reflected when one shows respect to the National Anthem as well as to the National Flag. That apart, it would instill the feeling within one, a sense committed patriotism and nationalism,” the bench had said.

In a recent incident, a 59-year-old man was thrashed in a Mumbai movie hall for not standing up for the National Anthem when it was played before the movie Dangal.

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    Kaliyan. V
    Feb 14, 2017 at 3:14 pm
    The celebrated Tamil poet Subramanya Bharathi sang that one's mother and motherland are superior to the Heavens. People who also think like that need no SC acts. About others, the less said the better.
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      Trun
      Feb 14, 2017 at 10:11 am
      I haven't read what SC said, but it's good they have clarified on the standing part, next question will be if we can walk or talk or eat or drink ( water) when national anthem is being pla? More clarity would be good.
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        Trollbuster
        Feb 14, 2017 at 8:43 am
        Transition from being dumber to being dumb lt;br/gt;There are morons everywhere in this country
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          Jaiho
          Feb 14, 2017 at 8:02 am
          Chaddi Monkeys will now comment against Verdict
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            Amar
            Feb 14, 2017 at 10:30 am
            The fact that this this post has likes really shows why we sometimes fail as a country.
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