Playing of National Anthem in Cinema Halls is Not Mandatory, Says Supreme Court

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Center asked the supreme court to take back its order of playing the National Anthem compulsory in Cinema halls.

After many heated arguments over the social media and voices raised regarding playing the National Anthem in Cinema Halls prior screening any Movie has finally reached the Supreme Court. As Center asked the supreme court on Monday to revise its order of playing the National Anthem compulsorily before screening any movie And considering the same Supreme Court modifies its order which it was passed on Nov. 2016 and declared that it is not mandatory to play the National Anthem in Cinema halls.

On November 30th the Supreme Court passes an order for all the cinemas and made it compulsory to play the National Anthem before the start of any movie on the honor of the “love for the motherland”.

The government on Monday asked the Supreme Court to revise its order saying that an inter-ministerial committee had been formed who will frame all the guidelines related to the playing of the National Anthem on the different occasions. Until the guidelines would be framed or take place till that the government asked the Supreme court to take back its order.

According to the government, it would take around six months to frame the guidelines after which the government would issue the notification for the same which would include all the aspects related to the occasions that on which occasions the National Anthem will be played in the Cinema Halls.

Apart, Chief Justice Dipak Misra clarified that if any of the cinema halls is playing the National Anthem then, the people would have to stand up to show respect.

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