The National Anthem must be played before movie screening in cinema halls across the country while the national flag appears on the screen, and everyone must stand when it is played, the Supreme Court of India ruled on Wednesday.
The court also stated that everyone present in the cinema halls must rise and pay respect to the National Anthem.
The court said, "National Anthem can instil sense of committed patriotism and nationalism," adding that, "citizens must respect the national anthem and the national flag."
"When the National Anthem is played it is imperative for everyone to show honour and respect. It would instil a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism," the apex court said.
SC orders National Anthem should be played in all cinema halls across the country before movie starts,accompanied by national flag on screen— ANI (@ANI_news) November 30, 2016
SC also stated that everyone present in the cinema halls must rise and pay respect to the National Anthem.— ANI (@ANI_news) November 30, 2016
Social media instantly caught hold of this news and turned the otherwise dull Wednesday into a joke fest.
Instead of cinema halls, national anthem should be played at ATMs...marzi ho na ho sabko khada rehna padega 😸— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) November 30, 2016
SC says National Anthem to play before all movies. This is not enough. It should be sung in malls, hospitals, before Uber ride starts, etc.— Kautuk Srivastava (@Cowtuk) November 30, 2016
[national anthem] "respeck"— Jugal (@joogasama) November 30, 2016
[mastizaade, seconds later] "noice"
*National anthem plays*— Rohan (@mojorojo) November 30, 2016
SO PROUD OF COUNTRY I ❤️ IT
*4 hours later, Mohenjo Daro ends*
Kya stupid desh hai bc aise logo ko paisa milta hai
You can stand in a queue for hours to withdraw your own money but can't stand up for 2 mins during national anthem?— JaJaJa (@lolkthen_) November 30, 2016
There should be a national anthem file attached in all movie torrents: SC— dorku (@Dorkstar) November 30, 2016
SC orders everyone to stand when national anthem is played before movies. If you don't stand, people will make sure you can't stand.— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) November 30, 2016
If you sing the National Anthem three times in front of a mirror, Modiji appears and gives you a 100 rupee note.— Anuya (@anuyeaah) November 30, 2016
Taran Adarsh gave the national anthem 5/5.— Bewt Scamander (@krazyfrog) November 30, 2016
in theatre ppl sit for 2 hrs with no body movement so if they stand up for sometime before screening it will help in fitness— ahghbfgfc (@hcvwarrior) November 30, 2016
The #NationalAnthem should play every time an ATM runs out of cash.— Absinthe Minded (@MinstrelofSound) November 30, 2016
Year 2020 : Add a national anthem slide at the beginning of your work PowerPoint presentations. - SC— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) November 30, 2016
"aur Border movie toh khade hoke hi dekhni hai"- Supreme Court added— no (@Sarcusstic) November 30, 2016
Play National Anthem only before good movies. Shitty movies don't deserve it. #NationalismMeetsTaste— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) November 30, 2016
"SOLDIER ARE STANDING AT THE BORDER!!!! YOU CAN'T STAND FOR NATIONAL ANTHEM BEFORE MOVIE????"— Daniel Fernandes (@absolutelydanny) November 30, 2016
is this india's entry to mannequin challenge— Bewt Scamander (@krazyfrog) November 30, 2016
Play Border before every movie.— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) November 30, 2016
And some blast from the past.
True Indians never sit because a national anthem might be playing somewhere at any time.— Bewt Scamander (@krazyfrog) November 30, 2015
Simple solution: Play the National Anthem AFTER the film's end-credits. True patriots will stay back, the anti-nationals are free to leave.— वरुण (@varungrover) November 30, 2015
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