People need not stand up for the national anthem prior movies in cinema halls just to prove their patriotism. The statement given by the Supreme Court said;
The apex court has now asked the Centre to consider and make necessary amendments to regulate the rule of playing the national anthem before a film. The court also observed it cannot be assumed that if a person does not stand up for the anthem, he is “less patriotic”. [caption id="attachment_22920" align="alignnone" width="3552"] source[/caption] Observing that society did not need “moral policing”, a bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the next time,cannot be forced to carry patriotism on their sleeves
It said it would not allow the government to “shoot from its shoulder”. And, asked it to take a call either way on the issue of regulating the playing of the anthem before a film. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it was needless to say that the Centre will have full discretion in the matter. The court also said that while taking a decision, the government will not be influenced by the apex court's 2016 order wherein playing of the national anthem in cinema halls was made mandatory.the government will want people to stop wearing T-shirts and shorts to cinemas, saying this would disrespect the national anthem.
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