I believe that trying to instil patriotism by forced measures is counterproductive. In the past, the Supreme Court had passed an order, making the National Anthem compulsory during the screening of lms. Now the Madras High Court wants people to sing Vande Mataram. They are creating newer ways in which one can be termed as an anti-nationalist. These moves may appeal to and appease the jingoists, but I think they just rub the already rebellious up the wrong way. Let people nd their own meaningful ways to belong to this nation. Enforced ‘patriotism’ is not good for the nation’s psyche.