Did Congress Spokesperson Took A Potshot On Supreme Court Ruling On National Anthem?

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5:14 pm 1 Dec, 2016

The Supreme Court on November 30 delivered an order saying that “all the cinema halls in India shall play the national anthem before the feature film starts and all present in the hall are obliged to stand up to show respect to the national anthem” as a part of their “sacred obligation.”

In what looked like an obvious dig at the Supreme Court’s order, National spokesperson for the Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi, tweeted:


However, on the other hand, reacting on the decision, the BJP welcomed the ruling saying the decision will “inculcate a sense of patriotism among people, particularly the younger generation”. BJP also welcomed the order saying that it will strengthen the spirit of nationalism and the idea of ‘Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat’.

BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said the order is a reminder to people that they should have affection and duty towards national institutions and symbols.

National spokesperson for the Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi NDTV

National spokesperson for the Congress, Priyanka Chaturvedi NDTV

However, it was not only Priyanka Chaturvedi, director Shekhar Kapur and Shirish Kunder too took a dig at the Supreme Court’s order.

Kapur, 70, said the apex court should also make it mandatory for the politicians to sing National Anthem in Parliament before starting each session.

While, Kunder, 43, also took a jibe by saying National Anthem must be made compulsory at all places of leisure activities, including restaurants.



A bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy also said that the movie screen shall have the image of the national flag when the anthem is being played and that doors of the halls will remain shut during the anthem so that no disturbance is caused.

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