National anthem to be played at movie theaters but not courts: India’s Supreme Court

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India’s top court has deemed it necessary to play the national anthem in theaters in the country, but not in courtrooms. 

On Friday, the Supreme Court of India dismissed a plea that proposed playing national anthem before the start of court proceedings, stating that its order should not be overstretched.

“Whether right or wrong, our order should not be overstretched. Bar should show some restraint,” the bench said Friday.

Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled it mandatory for all public theaters in India to play national anthem before movies, a petition was filed by BJP spokesperson Ashwani Kumar Upadhyay to extend the it to all courts.  Read more…

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