SC rules that National Anthem in theatres is not mandatory
The Supreme Court today gave a new judgement saying that playing National Anthem in cinema halls is no more mandatory. In 2016 it was announced that playing National Anthem was compulsory before the screening of any film.
The new ruling has come after the Union Government asked the court to reconsider its November, 2016 order until the internal committee submits its recommendations on playing the National Anthem and the decorum to be maintained while it is being played.
The earlier order was criticized. Several people opined that no one should be forced to prove their patriotism.