India Supreme Court rules national anthem no longer required at cinema

The Supreme Court of India ruled [judgment, PDF] Tuesday that the national anthem does not have to be played prior to screening of films in theaters. An order on November 30, 2016, had required the playing of the national anthem before films in theaters. The court looked to the Constitution [text, PDF] of India which provides that “It shall be the duty of every citizen of India—(a) to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National…

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