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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  1. G
    Dec 4, 2016 at 4:19 am
    Being a bakth is better than being a slave
  2. G
    Dec 4, 2016 at 4:17 am
    Stupidity has its limits...hahaha it doesn't apply to you
  3. R
    Rathna LK
    Dec 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm
    I feel pity for Mr Chetan Bhagat for his poor manners and illculture towards the National Anthem.We can say anything.We can do anything anywhere .That's why we live in homes .And what we can do at home,in homes is upto us.Whether one crawl on the floor,whether one behave just like beasts who knows?Therefore putting such a kind of word for discussion on National Anthem shows how much disrespect he has towards the country.Being a celebrity is a virtue.And many people look upon the celebrities and its very unfortunate if sometimes they behave as if they just lost their brains.Bharat Matha bless her son Mr Chetan Bhagat.
  4. R
    Dec 1, 2016 at 2:54 pm
    Chetan Bhagat,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Where is fascism in all this ??? Fascism is a form of intolerance. Is singing the national anthem a form fascism to you? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why all this fuss about a national anthem? why not ban adds before a movie or for that matter anything that appears promotional. Bhagat seems to have a lot of free time.
  5. D
    Dec 1, 2016 at 1:26 pm
    chootiyaa bhagat kr chootiya funda.
  6. A
    Anti Fascism
    Dec 4, 2016 at 2:35 am
    If you dont get it then you are a dumb or a bhakt!
  7. A
    Anti Fascist
    Dec 2, 2016 at 1:43 am
    So now you wake and smell the fascism! Better late than never.
  8. P
    Pradeep CK
    Dec 1, 2016 at 5:54 pm
    Dear Chetan,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You should have known that this day would come one day, when you praised your beloved leader from the rooftops. lt;br/gt;
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