The apex court further said that there shall not be any

The apex court further said that there shall not be any

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The apex court further said that there shall not be any
“dramatisation of the National Anthem” and it should not be included as a part of any variety show.
“It is because when the National Anthem is sung or played it is imperative on the part of everyone present to show due respect and honour. To think of a dramatised exhibition of the National Anthem is absolutely inconceivable,” it said.
The court barred printing of the anthem or a part of it on any object and displaying it in such a manner at places which may be “disgraceful to its status and tantamount to disrespect”.
“It is because when the National Anthem is sung, the concept of protocol associated with it has its inherent roots in national identity, national integrity and constitutional patriotism,” it said.
The court also barred playing or displaying an “abridged version” of the National Anthem by anyone for whatever reason and directed that itd order be given effect in next ten days.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi appearing for the Centre said that the anthem has to be respected and assured the bench that the order of the court will be circulated to the chief secretaries of all the states and Union territories.
He said that the order will be shown in the electronic media and published in the print media so that everyone knows that such an order has been passed and follow the same in letter and spirit.
The bench posted the matter for further hearing on February 14 next year.
The court’s directions came on a PIL filed by one Shyam Narayan Chouksey seeking directions that the National Anthem should be played in cinema halls across the country before a film begins and proper norms and protocol be fixed regarding its playing and singing at official functions and programmes where those holding constitutional office are present.
The apex court had last month issued notice to the Centre asking it to specify what would constitute disrespect to the National Anthem. PTI MNL SJK RKS
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