Playing National Anthem in cinema halls not mandatory (for now), SC modifies earlier order

Murali Krishnan January 9 2018
National Anthem

After a hearing that lasted more than an hour, the Supreme Court today modified its earlier order, and directed that playing the National Anthem in cinema halls is not mandatory.

A Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud accepted the submission of Attorney General KK Venugopal to modify the order of the November 30, 2016.

The Centre, through AG Venugopal, informed the Court that a . . .

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