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Twitterati divided over Supreme Court’s ruling to play National Anthem in theatres

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India TV News Desk, New Delhi [Published on:30 Nov 2016, 16:47:26]

The Supreme Court gave a judgement today that the National Anthem will be played in all cinema halls across the country before screening of a movie. The court ruled that the National Flag should be displayed on the screen when the anthem is played.

According to the ruling of the apex court, everyone should stand up in respect till the anthem ends. A Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said it is time people expressed their "love for the motherland." The judges also added that this practice would instil a feeling of committed nationalism and patriotism among citizens.

This news was welcomed with mixed reactions on the micro-blogging website Twitter. While few users appreciated the decision, others thought that this was absurd and called it forced patriotism.

Here are the tweets of both sides on this judgement.

Just like it always happens on Twitter, there were others who found humour in the ruling. They came up with sarcastic tweets to lighten the mood. Check out few of them:

About the order, the top court directed the Centre to circulate it in a week’s time to all the States. The Centre agreed to do so and said that it would publicise it on electronic and print media. The court, in its judgement, added that the National Flag shouldn’t be printed on any undesirable item.

Twitterati divided over Supreme Court’s ruling- India Tv
Twitterati divided over Supreme Court’s ruling