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National anthem must be played in theatres before screening of movies: SC

SC said that everyone present in the cinema halls must rise and pay respect to the national anthem

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The on Wednesday ordered that should be played in all across the country before the screening of a movie. The court said that it should be accompanied by a on the screen.

The apex court stated that everyone present in the must rise and pay respect to the national anthem.

"People must feel this is my country and this is my motherland," a bench of Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said while stressing that it is the duty of every citizen of the country to show respect to the and the flag.


"At the root of protocol for national anthem, is respect for national identity, integrity and constitutional patriotism," the bench said while directing the Centre that the order should be given effect in a week's time and be circulated to all states and Union Territories through chief secretaries.

It also said no person should take commercial benefits by playing the anthem and that it should not be dramatised.

The apex court said the anthem should not be printed or displayed on undesirable objects, and also barred it from being played on variety shows and its abridged version anywhere.

Directing that its order be shown in electronic and print media and be followed in letter and spirit, the court said, "Time has come when people should feel they live in a nation" and "even in Shastras, nationalism was accepted."

The court's directions came on a PIL filed by Shyam Narayan Chouksey seeking directions that the should be played in across the country before a film begins and proper norms and protocol be fixed regarding its playing and singing at official functions and the programmes where constitutional dignitaries are present.

The apex court had last month issued notice to the Centre asking it to specify what would constitute disrespect to the national anthem.

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National anthem must be played in theatres before screening of movies: SC

SC said that everyone present in the cinema halls must rise and pay respect to the national anthem

SC said that everyone present in the cinema halls must rise and pay respect to the national anthem
The on Wednesday ordered that should be played in all across the country before the screening of a movie. The court said that it should be accompanied by a on the screen.

The apex court stated that everyone present in the must rise and pay respect to the national anthem.

"People must feel this is my country and this is my motherland," a bench of Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said while stressing that it is the duty of every citizen of the country to show respect to the and the flag.

"At the root of protocol for national anthem, is respect for national identity, integrity and constitutional patriotism," the bench said while directing the Centre that the order should be given effect in a week's time and be circulated to all states and Union Territories through chief secretaries.

It also said no person should take commercial benefits by playing the anthem and that it should not be dramatised.

The apex court said the anthem should not be printed or displayed on undesirable objects, and also barred it from being played on variety shows and its abridged version anywhere.

Directing that its order be shown in electronic and print media and be followed in letter and spirit, the court said, "Time has come when people should feel they live in a nation" and "even in Shastras, nationalism was accepted."

The court's directions came on a PIL filed by Shyam Narayan Chouksey seeking directions that the should be played in across the country before a film begins and proper norms and protocol be fixed regarding its playing and singing at official functions and the programmes where constitutional dignitaries are present.

The apex court had last month issued notice to the Centre asking it to specify what would constitute disrespect to the national anthem.
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National anthem must be played in theatres before screening of movies: SC

SC said that everyone present in the cinema halls must rise and pay respect to the national anthem

The on Wednesday ordered that should be played in all across the country before the screening of a movie. The court said that it should be accompanied by a on the screen.

The apex court stated that everyone present in the must rise and pay respect to the national anthem.

"People must feel this is my country and this is my motherland," a bench of Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said while stressing that it is the duty of every citizen of the country to show respect to the and the flag.

"At the root of protocol for national anthem, is respect for national identity, integrity and constitutional patriotism," the bench said while directing the Centre that the order should be given effect in a week's time and be circulated to all states and Union Territories through chief secretaries.

It also said no person should take commercial benefits by playing the anthem and that it should not be dramatised.

The apex court said the anthem should not be printed or displayed on undesirable objects, and also barred it from being played on variety shows and its abridged version anywhere.

Directing that its order be shown in electronic and print media and be followed in letter and spirit, the court said, "Time has come when people should feel they live in a nation" and "even in Shastras, nationalism was accepted."

The court's directions came on a PIL filed by Shyam Narayan Chouksey seeking directions that the should be played in across the country before a film begins and proper norms and protocol be fixed regarding its playing and singing at official functions and the programmes where constitutional dignitaries are present.

The apex court had last month issued notice to the Centre asking it to specify what would constitute disrespect to the national anthem.

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