Indian Cinema Halls Today: Cat-calls, lewd comments, talking loudly on mobile: CHALTA HAI. Not standing for National Anthem: SPARTAAAAAA!— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) November 30, 2015
Unfortunate that the Muslim couple was forced to leave PVR for disrespecting National Anthem. Who polarised us so much? I think Media did. — हम भारत के लोग (@India_Policy) November 30, 2015
I wear the national flagpin on my heart- on my jacket/shirt. Does this mean I’m more a nationalist? Can I force others? National Anthem!— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) November 30, 2015
Forcing ppl to get up while the National Anthem is playing is akin to Authoritarianism . My relationship with my country is btwn her& me 1/n — Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) November 30, 2015
@ruchikokcha just turning argument around, would singing a national anthem necessarily invoke nationalistic feelings? Churlish to believe.
Will refuse to stand up for the National Anthem the next time in a movie just to see if headlines refer to me as ‘Atheist man’. — Suprateek Chatterjee (@SupraMario) November 30, 2015
Well done India. Humiliating Muslims is now our national pastime https://t.co/5ap1OTNKeV — IndiaExplained (@IndiaExplained) November 30, 2015
Don’t stand up when a woman is being harassed on the streets. But stand for the National Anthem before a movie to show how you love India.
— lindsay pereira (@lindsaypereira) November 30, 2015
I never stand up for national anthem, my religion does not allow me. Does that mean i can’t live here anymore. #bhakts plz book 1 more tickt — Sameer Ganaie (@Sami_Ganaie) November 30, 2015
THE PREVENTION OF INSULTS TO NATIONAL HONOUR ACT, 1971 3. PREVENTION OF SINGING OF NATIONAL ANTHEM Whoever intentionally prevents the singing of the Indian National Anthem or causes disturbances to any assembly engaged in such singing shall be punished with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.
And where is basic civility? Hindu or Muslim or Christian — I would stand for national anthem of any country. https://t.co/QkRpWn6yHZ— Tufail Ahmad (@tufailelif) November 30, 2015
Why can’t you stand up for the National Anthem in theatres? Have some respect for UNESCO for voting it the best, 10 years in a row. — Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) November 30, 2015
It has to be made clear to everyone that you got to stand in #National_Anthem At least pay this much respect to country..— Atish sharma (@atishsharma990) November 30, 2015
@sarvarta I talked abt them cz ppl r like “So what” its just some song… Hello Its National Anthem,Not Hindu or Sikh anthem.. Respect it..
— Smooth Criminal !!! (@I_am_Rangil) November 30, 2015
My friend Azaz Khatau has weak knees and a bad back but he still stands up in theatres for the national anthem with pride. #noexcuses — Milap Zaveri (@zmilap) November 30, 2015
Vigilantism is never the way in an ahem civilised country but why wouldn’t this family respect national anthem? https://t.co/XS6ncGjM3R — Hashtag (@OfNoFixtAddress) November 30, 2015
Whether or not the National Anthem must be played in cinemas is debatable.Disrespecting it is CERTAINLY not! — Shreyasi Goenka (@anvivud) November 30, 2015