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National Anthem not mandatory in cinema halls anymore

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme on Tuesday, in a landmark decision, overturned its earlier order and pronounced that the Anthem is not mandatory in the cinema halls anymore.

The order was passed by a three-judge bench headed by of (CJI) and comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud during the hearing of a seeking provision of punishment on disobeying the Anthem.

During the arguments and submissions from various parties including the petitioner, respondent and the Central Government, the apex accepted the suggestion of a top officer representing the Centre, KK Venugopal, and said the screening of the Anthem in cinema halls would, henceforth, be optional.

On Monday, the Centre asked the top to review its 2016 order that made it mandatory to play the National Anthem in cinema halls.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 14:20 IST