15 hilarious reactions to SC’s ruling on national anthem being played before film screenings

The Supreme Court said that playing of National Anthem in movie theatres is mandatory.

By: Trends Desk | Updated: December 1, 2016 11:39:53 am
Supreme Court said National Anthem has to be played in all movie theatres across the country Supreme Court said National Anthem has to be played in all movie theatres across the country

On November 30, the Supreme Court said that playing the National Anthem before the movies in theatres is mandatory because it would “instill a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism” in citizens. In addition to that, pictures of the national flag will also be displayed after the anthem and people must honour them and stand up while it lasts.

“Time has come for people to realise that the national anthem is a symbol of constitutional patriotism…people must feel they live in a nation and this wallowing individually perceived notion of freedom must go…people must feel this is my country, my motherland,” the court said.

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Soon after the judgment, people took to various social media platforms to opine on the matter, with a generous dose of sarcasm, questioning this genre of patriotism being ‘imposed’ on them. Some, in all seriousness, have even pointed out how it’ll probably be an insult to the National Anthem if it’s played before movies with adult sensibilities. “Nothing ignites the patriotic in you as standing up for the national anthem right before watching a movie like grand masti,” tweeted someone.

Obviously, there are exceptions made to the rule, for instance, elders and those with disabilities are exempt from the ruling for now, but the decision hasn’t gone down well with many on social media, and they’ve used their favourite weapon of humour and sarcasm to put their point across.

Sample these.

The court order came on a PIL filed by Shyam Narayan Chouksey, a retired engineer in Bhopal. Chouksey had brought before the bench examples to illustrate how provisions of Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, were being breached.

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