The Judiciary

Patriotism, by order

Print edition : January 06, 2017

At a cinema hall in Chennai, the national anthem being played before the start of a show following the court order. Photo: V. GANESAN

The Supreme Court’s interim order making it mandatory to play the national anthem and show respect to it by standing in cinema halls runs the risk of encouraging moral policing and use of force by vigilante groups to ensure compliance with it.
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