Domenica, 04 Dicembre, 2016

Supreme Court Orders Theaters to Play National Anthem Before Films Start

Bollywood News Supreme Court Rules National Anthem Must Be Played at Cinemas Image by Diego David Garcia
Rufina Vignone | 02 Dicembre, 2016, 12:44

The petition comes in the back drop of the top court making it compulsory for the National Anthem to be played at all cinema halls before the screening of a film.

The order was passed on a public interest litigation filed by Shayam Narayan Chouksey who sought guidelines on playing the National Anthem. "It would instil a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism", it said.

The Supreme Court declined to take up a plea to make the playing of the National Anthem mandatory in all courts without a formal petition and asked the lawyer to file a proper plea. Flight was 39000 ft above sea level and all passengers unlocked their seat belts to stand for the national anthem and were falling over each other in the midst of turbulence.

The theatre owner is now anxious that with the apex court making not only the playing of the anthem, but standing up for it also mandatory, it could lead to some trouble. The petition had also alleged that the national anthem was sung on numerous occasions where it was not permissible.

"There shall not be dramatization of the National Anthem and it should not be included as a part of any variety show".

"Referring to Article 51 of the Constitution regarding the Fundamental Duties of the citizens, the court said: ".it is the sacred obligation of every citizen to abide by the ideals engrafted in the Constitution. "So they need to respect the Flag and the Anthem".

The court further banned commercial exploitation of the anthem for commercial benefits or using any altered version of it, while adding that the anthem can not be dramatised and used in any television show, because dramatization of the national anthem is inconceivable.

"There shall be no commercial exploitation to give financial advantage or any kind of benefit", the court said.

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