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Supreme Court to examine making National Anthem mandatory

It noted that Article 51A(a) does not refer to National Song but to National Flag, National Anthem

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme Court on Friday did not go into the debate for making singing of the National Song mandatory in schools while clarifying that it has "kept alive" such a plea only for the National Anthem without expressing any view on it. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra referred to Article 51 A (a) of the Constitution and said it deals only with the National Anthem and the National Flag and not the National Song. "Therefore, we do not intend to enter into any debate as far as the National Song is concerned," the bench, also comprising Justices R Banumathi and ...

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