Known to take a stand on various social issues, India opener Gautam Gambhir on Friday asked if people can stand in long queues outside a club or their favourite restaurants for long hours, then why is it tough to stand for the National Anthem.
Gambhir said people usually stand and wait for 20 minutes to enter a club, and 30 minutes to eat at the restaurants of their choice, then why is it tough to stand for just 52 seconds for the National Anthem.
"Standin n waitin outsid a club:20 mins.Standin n waitin outsid favourite restaurant 30 mins.Standin for national anthem: 52 secs. Tough?," Gambhir tweeted.
Standin n waitin outsid a club:20 mins.Standin n waitin outsid favourite restaurant 30 mins.Standin for national anthem: 52 secs. Tough?— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) October 27, 2017
Gambhir's reaction came after the Supreme Court on Monday refused to modify its earlier order in connection with playing of National Anthem in movie theatres.
The court observed that not singing National Anthem at the movie theatres was not a sign of anti-nationalism.
The court, on November 30, 2016, had made it mandatory for movie halls to play the National Anthem before the screening of movies.
It had later clarified that movie watchers would not be obliged to stand for the anthem if it is part of the film that is being screened.