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"This is a very good decision. I welcome this. People will have relief and the BJP would be restless," Owaisi said, speaking to reporters here.
The Supreme Court today made the playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of movies optional, modifying its earlier order of November 30, 2016.
He claimed that many people, especially those from the minority community and persons with disabilities, were harassed by "so-called vigilantes" by misusing the previous order.
"Playing of national anthem is a very proud moment for every Indian. But to say that it should be played in cinema halls, that was completely wrong," he said.
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