National anthem must at theatres: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that the national anthem must be played in theatres before movie screenings while everyone should stand in respect to the anthem and the national flag should be shown on screen.

Acting on a petition that alleged misuse of the anthem, the court also ruled that it should not be commercially exploited or dramatised.

The petition was filed by Shyam Narayan Chouski, who runs an NGO in Bhopal.

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