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Our commitment to national anthem complete: Prasad

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Minister today said a host of issues, including those involving the differently-abled and elderly people, had cropped up following the Supreme order asking cinema halls to play the before screening a film, while asserting that the Centre's commitment to "Jana Gana Mana" was complete.

The apex today modified its earlier order and made it optional for the cinema halls to play the

Prasad told reporters that a committee would go into the "details of the whole ambit of the matter" and submit its recommendations to the Supreme


"We have issues of the divyang (differently-abled) and elderly who cannot stand up. They were facing problems. A variety of other issues have also come up," he said, while asserting that the government's commitment to the national anthem was complete.

Prasad targeted the over some of its leaders' reported digs at the over the issue.

Many leaders had taken a divergent stand when the order asking the cinema halls to compulsorily play the was passed by the apex court, Prasad said.

"What is important is that our commitment to the national anthem is complete. Do all the leaders speak in the same language as far as Vande Mataram is concerned?" he asked.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 21:45 IST
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