• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

To stand or not to stand, Supreme Court decides

|

The Supreme court on Wednesday passed an order on an issue that has been topic of debates for years in India. If one is to go by previous instances, the order is likely to create confusion, chaos and fights as against evoking feeling of patriotism.

[Also Read: Why theatres stopped playing the National Anthem in 1975]

A 31 year old man was thrashed by gang in October 2014 after he defended his South-African friend who didn't rise while the National Anthem was being played in a cinema hall in Mumbai. He filed a complaint but a case was never registered.

Theatre

In August 2014, the Kerala police arrested a 25 year old man for not standing up even as the National anthem played in a theatre. The police claimed that Salman and his 6 friends had disrespected the National Anthem and charged him under sedition law.

In November 2015, a family was booed and asked to leave a cinema hall for refusing to stand during the National Anthem. Others in the cinema hall refused to relent until the family was ushered away.

[Also Read: Display National Flag on screens before movie starts: You are Indian first says SC]

Bollywood actor Preity Zinta in October 2014, proudly claimed on her social media platform that she had to get a boy thrown out of a movie hall after he refused to stand up for the National Anthem. The tweet got criticisms and appreciations alike.

Supreme court

There have been multiple instances as such over the years. Wednesday's order by the Supreme Court is likely to lead to more such instances. It is also noteworthy that the Supreme Court has kept mum on what the differently abled citizens ought to do while the National Anthem plays in theatres. Will patriotism be lost in the chaos and confusion that will prevail?

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more
X