National anthem not a must in court, says SC
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.