Supreme Court to review order on playing of national anthem in movie theatres on Tuesday

In November 2016, the Supreme Court had ordered that the national anthem be played in cinema halls across the country for instilling a sense of patriotism and nationalism. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jan 08, 2018, 04.10 PM (IST)

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday likely review its order making the national anthem compulsory in cinema halls before the screening of a film. 

Contrary to its earlier stand, the centre is also in favour of the top court withdrawing its earlier order, news reports said.

In October last year, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to consider amending the national flag code for regulating the playing of the national anthem in cinema halls across the country.

A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, said the Centre has to take a call uninfluenced by its earlier order on the playing of national anthem in the theatres.

"Just because someone doesn't sing the national anthem in cinema halls, they do not become less patriotic," Justice Chandrachud had said.

In November 2016, the Supreme Court had ordered that the national anthem be played in cinema halls across the country for instilling a sense of patriotism and nationalism.