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Chetan Bhagat’s tweets on SC’s ruling on the National Anthem generates discussion, not trolls

Playing of National Anthem in movie theatres has been made mandatory by the Supreme Court.

By: Trends Desk | Published:December 1, 2016 5:24 pm
Chetan Bhagat's series of tweets make for quite a read Chetan Bhagat’s series of tweets make for quite a read

The Supreme Court has ruled that it’s mandatory for movie theatres across the country to play the National Anthem before the movie begins and all the people present in the hall must honour and respect it. Pictures of the National Flag must also be played after the anthem, said the apex court.

Opinion on the decision is divided; there are people who strongly support it in the name of ‘patriotism’ and ‘nationalism’, there are those who strongly oppose it calling it ‘imposition’ and there are people who are of the opinion that it would have been better if it wasn’t imposed on us but a few seconds of listening to the National Anthem ahead of a movie won’t harm anyone.

Millions, including well-known personalities, took to Twitter and Facebook to share their opinion on the same and among them is author Chetan Bhagat, who shared a piece of his mind on the same. Turns out, this time he didn’t even get trolled for it. In fact, his arguments generated a fair amount of discussion as well.

Talking about the ruling, he slammed the whole idea of playing National Anthem before the movie and asked the SC to not impose patriotism on people. “If we shove the national anthem down people’s throats it takes away the organic love for the country. Please, let me be a patriot my way,” he tweeted.

“Why not national anthem before every TV program? Before every play? Why not sing the national anthem before having sex? Ridiculous.” he mocked.

Bhagat didn’t miss the opportunity to criticise Indian National Congress and blamed its weakness for the rise of ‘fascist-style nationalism’ as well as the lack of a leader.

Read all his tweets here.

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