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Playing national anthem in theatres? Opinion on Twitter still divided

Last year, the Supreme Court had said that “love and respect for the motherland are reflected when one shows respect to the national anthem as well as to the national flag”.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2017 11:55:23 am
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The remarks by Supreme Court judge Justice D Y Chandrachud over playing the national anthem before the start of a film in a movie hall has once again triggered a debate. Hearing a plea filed by a film society seeking recall of the apex court’s earlier order making it mandatory for movie halls to play the anthem, Justice Chandrachud said, “Why do people have to wear their patriotism on their sleeve? People go to a movie theatre for undiluted entertainment. Society needs that entertainment”.

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, director Madhur Bhandarkar, lyricist Javed Akhtar and others, too,have expressed their views on whether something like this should be mandatory or not. Trending under the #StandWithAnthem, there are many social media users who have given their opinion and conveyed what they feel about the order.

Clearly, public opinion is divided on this with some social media users saying that they did not understand the concept of standing up for the national anthem in cinema halls.

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