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


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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Colin Kapernick booed in Miami for ‘defending’ Fidel Castro


On top of Colin Kaepernick‘s lackluster performance against the home team Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the 49ers quarterback rubbed some people the wrong way with his off-field comments, the latest of which defended late Cuban leader Fidel Castro. 

When Kaepernick took the field on Sunday, boos proved again that the NFL star is now one of the league’s most polarizing figures. 

Earlier this season, Kaepernick sported a t-shirt capturing the meeting between Castro and Malcolm X in 1960. A Miami Herald reporter whose parents emigrated from Cuba grilled Kaepernick last week for wearing the shirt.  Read more…

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