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SC rejects plea to make National Anthem mandatory in courts

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Source: Patrika

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a petition that sought to make playing the national anthem mandatory in court and bar councils across the country.

The national anthem is not mandatory at the Supreme Court. There is no proper petition before the court in this regard. We can’t impose it across the bar in this manner.” The court said.

The petition was filed by a lawyer seeking the direction of Supreme Court to have the national anthem played at the start of proceedings in courts, Times of India reported.

The Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi submitted the response to the plea saying that the petitioner should file a proper application.

The bench said that its earlier decree should not be over stretched and dismissed the plea.

The court has reportedly asked the petitioner to file a proper plea in regards to the matter.

On Wednesday, the apex court had ruled that all cinema halls across the country must play the national anthem before the movie screening and the public should stand up for the anthem.

The bench also ordered that this should be accompanied by the national flag’s image on the screen and all the exit door must be remain locked so that nobody can create any kind of disturbance.