No doubt SC was perhaps witnessing the extremely fissiparous tendencies increasingly being manifesting in the country, the two-judge bench has with laudatory intention felt that it was time that people feel that they are Indians first and passed a mandatory order that it makes cinemas to play the national anthem before every screening even as those all present have to ‘stand up to show respect’ may create a piquant situation. If some people present do not stand up whether from their religious considerations or even as a defiance questioning the ‘mandatory order’ as an affront to question their patriotism, the question arises whether they can be proceeded against as per law. The other aspect is who supervises it? On this aspect, SC should clarify for the observation by the bench.
H R Bapu Satyanarayana, Mysuru