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.

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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.

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