India’s Supreme Court asks all theaters to play the national anthem before movies

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In what is a strange ruling, India’s top court has made it mandatory for all public theaters in the country to play national anthem before any movie. To go with that, every movie goer will also be required to stand up as a sign of respect for the motherland. 

The Supreme Court said today every citizen is “duty-bound” to abide by the ideals in the constitution and to “show respect to the national anthem.” 

“Respect must be shown as the national anthem is symbol of patriotism. People shouldn’t follow paths of individually perceived notion of freedom,” Justice Dipak Misra said as he read out the judgment. Read more…

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