supreme court today ordered that the national anthem must be played in all cinema theaters across the country before a movie start.
The court said that when the Anthem is played in movie halls, it should be accompanied with images of the national flag on screen and people must stand up.
the apex court also ordered that everyone present in the cinema theater must rise and pay respect to the National Anthem.
Further, the bench said people must show respect to the national anthem and the national flag and called it “imperative” to show them honour and respect.
The court said: “Time has come for people to realise that the national anthem is a symbol of constitutional patriotism…people must feel they live in a nation and this wallowing individually perceived notion of freedom must go…people must feel this is my country, my motherland.”