Now pay respect to National Anthem before watching movie at multiplexes: SC

Supreme Court of India.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ordered to play National Anthem along with Tri color at all theatres, multiplex and all cinema halls before the start of a movie throughout the country.




The anthem would be accompanied by the image of the Tricolor on the screen.

So now if you are planning to watch movie at a cinema halls nearby you, one have to stand and listen to National Anthem to pay respect.

The court said it was mandatory that all present inside the theatre hall should stand up as a sign of respect while the anthem is played.




A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Roy said that this would instil feeling of constitutional patriotism and nationalism.

The order of court came on a public interest litigation (PIL) by Shayam Narayan Chouksey seeking framing of guidelines on the playing of the National Anthem.