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Owaisi welcomes SC order on national anthem

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Asaduddin Owaisi today welcomed the Supreme order which made playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of movies optional.

"This is a very good decision. I welcome this. People will have relief and the would be restless," Owaisi said, speaking to reporters here.

The Supreme today made the playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of movies optional, modifying its earlier order of November 30, 2016.

Alleging that the has linked "every issue with nationalism", Owaisi said the apex has put a halt to it.

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.

The member from said the national anthem should be played on solemn occasions such as and functions.

"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.

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

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 17:50 IST
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