The Supreme Court has ordered that the national anthem must be played before the screening of all films. The court also ruled that when the national anthem is played viewers must stand up. The national flag will be displayed on the screen while the national anthem is being played. This, the court believes will instill a feeling of nationalism and patriotism among citizens. The court also ruled that commercial use of the national anthem will not be allowed.
The Court also commented that too much importance was being given to individually perceived notions of freedom.
I always thought "Vicco Turmeric, nahi cosmetic" was our national anthem which is why it played before every movie.
— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) November 30, 2016
My take: It’s a shame if you need the SUPREME COURT to tell you to stand (if you can) for the National Anthem. Tragic, in fact.
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) November 30, 2016
Thank God for Supreme Court.Why do v need a reminder to respect n stand during the National anthem ?The ques. begs an answer-an honest one. pic.twitter.com/xKwcth8gB4
— Dr.Sidharth Arora (@lawgicglass) November 30, 2016
Twitterverse, as usual, has opened up a world of views and reactions on this development. While many hailed the ruling, some expressed their reservations and many used sarcasm to get their point across.
Supreme Court ji,Excellent order,pls add also that that no Cinema hall will show Grand Masti or Anhreri Diya Tera Hath Mein after anthem:)
— Narendra nath mishra (@iamnarendranath) November 30, 2016
When you are not sitting down, you are standing up.
Then, why can’t you stand up for the National Anthem?
— Jay (@CruciFire) November 30, 2016
If there is no need of appropriateness of place & time for singing National Anthem of our nation, why isn’t it played at ATM queues as well?
— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) November 30, 2016
— T.S.Suresh (TS) (@editorsuresh) November 30, 2016
This national anthem ruling seems to be well timed for comparisons between Trump’s Flag burning comments with that of Modi’s India
— Anon desi (@AnonDesi) November 30, 2016
Supreme Court: Listen to the national anthem. Then watch 50 Shades of Grey. You are now a patriot.
— Kemmy Jose (@razor91) November 30, 2016
In national interest, the Supreme Court judges should stand and sing the National Anthem every time they postpone a hearing.
— Akil Bakhshi (@akil_bakhshi) November 30, 2016
If you sing the National Anthem 3 times in front of a mirror,Modiji will appear n give you a 100 rupee note.Try it, it really works.
— Sarah (@sarahnaseems) November 30, 2016
Amit shah ji will personally go and verify whether bjp MLAs are standing for the national anthem
— V (@VVF47_MUFC) November 30, 2016
I hope they wont force soldier to sing the National Anthem before then fire every bullet while they’re busy protection the nation
— Cosmic Paladin (@Cosmic_Paladin) November 30, 2016
National anthem played in govt offices only in festive occasions.But mandatory for cinema halls 2 play it in every screening.Priorities