Na­tional anthem not a must in court, says SC

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Fri­day said its direc­tive to play the na­tional anthem at movie halls should not be “over­stretched” to in­clude the coun­try’s ju­di­cial sys­tem.

The apex bench headed by jus­tice Di­pak Misra was tak­ing a call on a pe­ti­tion that sought com­pul­sory play­ing of ‘Jana Gana Mana’ be­fore the start of the day’s work at ev­ery court across the coun­try.

“Whether right or wrong, our or­der should not be over­stretched. The bar should show some re­straint,” the bench stated, adding that it was not in­clined to en­ter­tain a plea filed by an ad­vo­cate.

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