The Supreme Court has today clarified that people are not obliged to stand up when National Anthem is being played as part of a film or a documentary.
This comes months after the SC had ordered that National Anthem must be played in all the cinema halls across the country. Earlier, the SC stated that everyone present in the cinema halls must rise at the time of National Anthem playing and show respect towards it. The full version should be played and not the edited part of the anthem. Also, that the National Anthem cannot be played in between the film for any commercial benefit, SC had directed reportedly.