SC rules that it’s not mandatory to play the National Anthem in cinema halls

SC rules that it’s not mandatory to play the National Anthem in cinema halls

The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified its order that made it mandatory to play the national anthem in cinema halls, saying the playing of the anthem must be left to the discretion of cinema owners. The court modified its 2016 order a day after the government said a final call can be taken on the issue once a ministerial panel comes up with its guidelines on the same.