NEW DELHI: A couple of days after the Supreme court’s order making it mandatory to play National anthem before the start of every show in Cinemas, an advocate has filed a petition before the apex court asking to extend the order for the courts. However, the Supreme court bench dismissed the petition saying that it cannot stretch the order.
In his plea, a senior high court lawyer requested the Supreme court that it should also be mandatory to play National Anthem before the start of court proceedings, in accordance with its previous order. The advocate added that doing so will remind the judges and the lawyers present in the courtroom to render sincere service in whatever position they are.
However, the Supreme Court looked uninterested with the request and has straight away dismissed the plea. The bench commented that it cannot stretch the order and keep on including other places in the order’s purview. It opined that it is the duty of every citizen of India to respect National Anthem and that it needs no exaggeration.
On the other hand, netizens have a mixed reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision. Some of them supported the apex court’s views, whereas others pointed out that Judiciary should follow the same before preaching.
There are also concerns that some individuals may insult the National Anthem by not standing when the National Anthem is being played in theaters. It may further create problems, as fellow citizens may take the actions of the violators seriously.
Earlier, the Supreme Court has ordered the Central government to make it mandatory to play National Anthem before the start of every show in Cinemas. Accordingly, the Central government has issued notices to all the States and the apex court’s order is being implemented.