NEW DELHI: National Anthem in Cinema Theatres is not mandatory. The Supreme Court has ruled that it is not necessary to play a national anthem in cinema theaters. The Supreme Court has given orders on a number of suggestions given by the central government. The National Anthem was to be screened before the cinematography in the theaters and the audience to stand up in the past, revised the judgment given today.
It is known that so many had criticized the verdict of standing to the national anthem before the film plays. Many have expressed their view that rubbing patriotism on the people is not a proper method. The court has asked to amend the previous order in the backdrop.
The Center has submitted a few amendments to the court. Attorney General KK Venugopal said that a team of 12 members made this report and made some suggestions. Displaying the National Anthem is based on theater owners. The court ruled that there would be no change in the exemptions given by the National Anthem to stand up.
Abhinav Srivastava, the lawyer for the petitioner said “We are happy. Part of our demands has been met. We will give our suggestions to the panel,”
About National Anthem in Cinema Theatres:
On November 30th 2016, the Supreme Court ordered that national anthem will be screened in all theaters and at that time the viewers should stand up and show patriotism.
A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice AM Khan Khanwalkar and Justice D last month October. Chandrachud opined to amend the above order. The Central Government has asked for a decision on this issue. As a part of this, the central government has filed a draft.