Cine­mas or­dered to play anthem

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

In­dian cine­mas must play the na­tional anthem be­fore screen­ing a film and the au­di­ence must stand and lis­ten, the coun­try’s Supreme Court said on Wed­nes­day in a rul­ing echo­ing grow­ing na­tion­al­ist sen­ti­ment un­der Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi. The court said its de­ci­sion would help “in­still a sense of com­mit­ted pa­tri­o­tism and na­tion­al­ism”.

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