The Supreme Court’s latest order, which rules that it isn’t mandatory to stand up during the national anthem while it’s being played in cinema halls, has led to a debate on Twitter. In November last year, the SC ruled that all cinema halls must play national anthem before the movie starts and also that people “are duty-bound to show respect to the national anthem which is the symbol of the constitutional patriotism.”
With the latest decision of the Supreme Court, the Twitter is divided in opinion and on one hand people are defending court’s decision and on the other, some of them are furious because doing otherwise would be ‘anti-national’. Apparently, making it a choice to stand up during the national anthem amounts to disrespect. Then there are others who think ‘it is best to abolish the decision of playing the national anthem in cinemas, in first place.”
— Nivetha Raamamoorthi (@nivetharaam) October 24, 2017
— Vinay (@thevinaychandan) October 24, 2017
— Gaurav Singh (@gauravencoded) October 24, 2017
— SHYAM JHA (@jhashyam) October 24, 2017
— indian (@gautm_buddha) October 24, 2017
Need not stand up for National Anthem !
But DO stand up when the Judge enters the Court room, mind u !!!
— Rajiv Aundhe (@RajivRajivpers) October 24, 2017
Cant force to standup in Cinema, we all have respect & proud to #NationalAnthem Nobody can measure Loyalty for Motherland by standing or not
— Atul Kumar (@i_atulkumar) October 24, 2017
— NostradamusSezشاہد (@nostradamuspeak) October 24, 2017
#NationalAnthem: I go to a cinema hall for undiluted entertainment..with popcorn & natchos and definitely not a lesson on patriotism!!
— ARCHANADALMIA (@ArchanaDalmia) October 24, 2017