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India just can't make enough rules about playing the national anthem at the movies


India continues to scramble for ways to use the national anthem to instil a “sense of committed patriotism and nationalism” in its citizens.

In November, the Supreme Court of India ordered movie theaters to play the national anthem before each screening. People are also required to stand up when the national anthem is being played. 

As one would expect, the ruling wasn’t received with open arms by many Indians. The move came after Narayan Chouksey, 78, filed a petition, saying that watching people not respect the national anthem hurt him “very badly”. Read more…

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