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SC exempts disable people from standing during national anthem

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Tuesday exempted the categories of disabled persons from standing during anthem before screening of a film.

In its earlier order, the apex had ordered that every person has to stand during the screening of anthem.

The also issued notice to the centre on the plea seeking Vande Mataram essential for all educational institution.

The Centre has been given a time period of 4 weeks to revert. The next date of hearing in the matter is on August 23.

The Union of (UOI) is to consider not making it mandatory for people people suffering from cerebral palsy, Parkinson disease, muscular dystrophy and other categories of disability to get up during the anthem before the screening of film.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 14:22 IST