Supreme Court: Don’t need to stand up for the National anthem in cinemas: Well, you all know that SC India once said that everyone needs to stand up during the national anthem on cinema halls before the movie. Well, now this thing is changed which means that it is not necessary to stand up in cinema halls during the national anthem. Sources are saying that now people do not need to stand up in the cinema halls to prove their patriotism, the Supreme Court said on Monday.
Also, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to consider amending the rules for regulating playing of the national anthem in the theatres. Also, the court added that someone is less patriotic is not observed only by the standing up or not in the national anthem.
Observing that the society did not need “moral policing”, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the next time, “the government will want people to stop wearing T-shirts and shorts to cinemas saying this would disrespect the national anthem.”
“People go to cinema halls for undiluted entertainment. Society needs entertainment. We cannot allow you (Centre) to shoot from our shoulders. People do not need to stand up in cinema halls to prove their patriotism,” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said.
“Desirability is one thing but making it mandatory is another. Citizens cannot be forced to carry patriotism on their sleeves and courts cannot inculcate patriotism among people through its order,” the bench said.
As you can see that the court is looking quite serious for this issue and they are now all set to take off the decision. The court’s strong remarks came during the hearing on a PIL filed last year by one Shyam Narayan Chouksey seeking directions that the national anthem should be played in all the cinema halls before a film begins.