National Anthem made compulsory in Cinema theatres 

The Honourable Supreme Court of India has given a decision

“All the cinema halls in India shall play the national anthem before the feature film starts and all present in the hall are obliged to stand up to show respect to the national anthem” as a part of their “sacred obligation”. Discarding notions of “any different notion or the perception of individual rights”, a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy added that the movie screen shall have the image of the national flag when the anthem is being played and that doors of the halls will remain shut during the anthem so that no disturbance is caused.”

I have respect for National Anthem and when it is played I stand up in honour and sing the National Anthem too.

But a question that enters my mind is there are public places other than cinema halls such as Government Offices, Marriage Halls , Parks, Stockport Exchange etc where the restriction could be done 

Readers please share your views by way of comments 


26 thoughts on “ National Anthem made compulsory in Cinema theatres 

  1. dailylife330 says:

    It’s a great thing that the supreme court has made such a decision !! Let’s hope for more such rules to respect and honour our national flag and national anthem 🙂 The other main concern is that people have to follow them !

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  2. vibhor shukla says:

    This is the whole story in case if you don’t know…!

    15 years back A man is watching Kabhi Khushi kabhi gam, He stands when national anthem is played in one of the scene of movie and he was badly hooted by some of the cool people presented in theatre. He remained calm, took this insult seriously and probably in of the most productive way. Started a legal revolution, And Today Supreme Court makes national anthem mandatory in cinema halls before every movie And everyone have to stand up for that 52 seconds (If they are capable to do so)
    # salutetoShyamNarayanChouksey

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  3. Idle Muser says:

    I don’t feel there was any need of passing such law.
    If one stands while national anthem being played doesn’t prove that he/she essentially have respect for this nation. I mean you just cannot force such things. They have to come from the inside.
    I personally don’t have any issue as I wouldn’t mind standing up while our anthem plays its music, but there had been incidents when people were beaten up who didn’t stand up during the national anthem. Does it make any sense? For me it doesn’t.
    This law just gave another reason to such people who just wait for a small cue to get onto others. And our government gave them their cue.

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