National Anthem be played in all cinema halls, all must rise and pay respect: SC


The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that National Anthems must be played in all the cinema halls across the country. ANI reported that SC ordered for playing of National Anthem before the film starts accompanied by the showing of National Flag on screen.

SC also stated that everyone present in the cinema halls must rise at the time of National Anthem playing and show respect towards it. The full version should be played and not the edited part of the anthem. Also, that the National Anthem cannot be played in between the film for any commercial benefit, SC has directed reportedly.

SC directed Centre that the order should be given effect in a week’s time and be circulated to all the states and UTs. Also stating that there should not be dramatisation of the

national anthem and that it should not be printed or displayed on undesirable objects.

Earlier, while promoting film ‘Pink’ megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Shoojit Sircar too had backed the demand to make the playing of National Anthem compulsory in halls.

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