You Can Now 'Pause' Your Patriotism If The National Anthem Is Played In A Film At The Theatres

Respect comes from the heart, it can't be forced by laws.

It was in the month of November; when Supreme Court ruled out the verdict that "it's mandatory to play the National Anthem (Jana Gana Mana) before the screening of a motion picture in theatres, and all will rise to their feet to honour the national anthem and patriotism". As some experts suggest, the underlying agenda behind this ruling was "to instil a sense of commitment towards nationalism and patriotism in Indian citizens".

Now, the author needs your conscious attention, so please ask yourself, do we need a court's verdict to decide when or when not to respect the National Anthem? I guess, No. Right?

Because love for motherland comes from within, but still we welcomed the ruling and chose to stand up whenever theatres played Jana Gana Mana before or after the film.

Everything was alright until the supreme court's recent verdict, which states "No one is obliged to stand up when the National Anthem is played as part of a film/documentary" came out. 

This judgement has shaken most of the people who have little respect left within them for the nation.

It's the dual nature of a verdict that has shocked almost everyone.

Is National Anthem not a National Anthem when performed in the context of the movie? Although, we're going to respect the Anthem anyways, let's have a look at the motive behind the contradictory ruling passed by the Supreme Court.