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SC clears position: No need to stand up when National Anthem is played as a part of a Movie


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Recently a 59-year-old man was thrashed in a Mumbai movie hall for not standing up during Anthem.

On Tuesday, Supreme Court clarified its earlier ruling on National Anthem and expounded that people are not obligated to stand up when it is played as a part of the storyline in a Movie or Documentary.

Apex Court had earlier ruled it was mandatory to play National Anthem inside the movie halls.

People were earlier not given clarity whether it was mandatory to stand up in respect of the Anthem. This led to confusion and in many case risked harassment of the individuals for choosing not to stand up.

On December 1,2016, Apex Court Bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitav Roy had expounded that ruling was to instill “committed patriotism and nationalism” among public.

In a recent incident, a 59-year-old man was thrashed in a Mumbai Movie Hall for not standing up for National Anthem when it was played before movie Dangal.

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