Delhi HC: Now national anthem is mandatory for theatres to play before each show


NEW DELHI: A plea looking for bearing to make it required to play the national song of devotion in cinema hall before they begin of each movie today drove the Delhi High Court to look for the reaction of the Center and the Delhi government.

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A seat of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued notification to the Center and AAP government looking for their answers on the appeal to by December 14, the following date of hearing.The request has been moved by law graduate Harsh Nagar who is right now seeking after a vocation in Bollywood.

The applicant has asserted that the act of playing the national song of devotion existed in Maharashtra and some southern states.

He has contended that till a few decades ago, the national anthem was mandatorily played after the screening of movies, but the “ritual” was stopped as people used to rush out of theatres immediately after the film was over.

He has claimed he had written letters to the Centre and Delhi government to make it mandatory to play national anthem before a movie starts, but has received no response till date.

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