Supreme Court mandates playing National Anthem in cinema halls
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the all the cinema halls of the country to play National Anthem before the screening of the movie. The court also stated that the national anthem should be accompanied by the image of tri-colour on the silver screen.
The apex court said, "The national anthem must be played in movie theatres before the screening of the movie along with the image of the national flag."
The SC has directed the Centre to implement order within a week and circulate it to all states and Union territories.
The SC stated "When the national anthem is played it is compulsory for everyone to show honour and respect. This would instil a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism in people."
It may be recalled that it was mandatory for cinema halls to play the national anthem after every movie during 1960s, but the tradition somehow faded away by 1990s.