Cinemas across India have to play the national anthem before each film, the Supreme court made such decision on Wednesday. "Anthem of India" - will be accompanied by a picture of the Indian flag.
"Everyone in the cinema must stand up to show respect to national anthem", write control of Dipak Misra and Roy Amitava. The lawyers argued that the anthem is regularly insulted and urged the court to take measures to protect it. The court ruled that the decision must be implemented within 10 days.
While the national anthem is already played before the beginning of the movie, in some theaters, and many Indians grew up listening to the national anthem before the majority of school and public events, has never been the law, except in the Western state of Maharashtra. "Citizens must understand that they live in the country and are obliged to respect the national anthem" the judge said.
The Ministry of internal Affairs warned that Indians should stand up "whenever the anthem is sung or played." In the past there have been reports that people thrown out of public places for not respecting the national anthem. However, many Indians have criticized the recent trend of aggressive displays of patriotism amid growing chauvinism on the television screens.
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