Centre does U-turn, asks Supreme Court not to make National Anthem mandatory before screening of films
In a change of stand, the Centre on Monday suggested the Supreme Court to modify its earlier order making it mandatory for cinema halls to play the national anthem.
Rajasthan govt's new diktat makes National Anthem mandatory in hostels: 'Practice will instill patriotism'
Rajasthan government has reportedly issued a directive asking students in government hostels to recite the national anthem at 7 am daily in the assembly prayers
AIMIM, Congress join hands over National Anthem row, say nationalism cannot be defined by refusal to stand
Not standing up when the National Anthem is played before a movie at a theatre cannot define a person's nationalism, say politicians across the board.
An FIR has been registered against two students of Badshah University in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district for allegedly disrespecting the National Anthem.
National Anthem debate: Forcing people to stand in cinema halls only instills fear, obfuscates democracy
If there is a need to play the national anthem before a movie, then it should be made mandatory before entering corporate and government offices, malls, parks and many other places where people meet and mingle.
As the postcolonial impulse that dominated the early days of India's emergence as a nation state fades away, the national identity is getting slowly submerged into other identities. Progressively, and among Millennials, the nationhood identity has come to rest on only very few mores such as sport or entertainment, and these impulses are considerably weaker compared to regional and cultural ones. Debate over signifiers that unite India therefore trigger such a feral and animated response.
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has told its employees to sing the national anthem every day before the start of duty and the national song, Vande Mataram, just before the end of duty hours.
China's top legislature is considering tougher penalties for those who disrespect the national anthem with up to three-year jail term instead of the current 15-day detention, official media said on Tuesday.
Anupam Kher, during his speech, lambasted those who are opposing the idea of making the National Anthem mandatory inside the cinema halls.
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The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to take a call on the playing of the national anthem in public places, including cinema halls.
Though the apex court was of the opinion that courts cannot "inculcate patriotism among people", the bench's observations in 2016 contradicted its observation on Monday.
National Anthem back in news: By palming off decision to Centre, Supreme Court has opened us up to uncertainty
Deviating from its earlier observation, the SC asked the Centre to consider amending the rules that regulate playing of the National Anthem before a movie.
SC says no need to stand when National Anthem plays in theatres to prove patriotism: The controversial case so far
How the Supreme Court arrived at saying that people do not need to stand up in cinema halls to prove their patriotism, from the 2016 order making the practice mandatory
Surely, surely, the lives of the citizens are more important than the patriotism they are mandated to show.
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to consider amending the national flag code for regulating the playing of national anthem in cinema halls across the country.
A PIL seeking direction to treat the national song 'Vande Mataram', authored by poet Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, at par with the national anthem 'Jana Gana Mana' was on Tuesday dismissed by the Delhi High Court.
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A probe has been ordered into the alleged disrespect of the national anthem by a government officer at a school in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Sunday, calling on people to maintain peace in the area.