Mumbai, October 28: Olympic wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, expressing his disappointment over the debate on National Anthem, said that that every Indian, without any doubt, should stand out of respect for it.
"It is very saddening that even today the Nation Anthem is a debatable issue in our country. I think that every Indian undoubtedly should stand to respect it," lympic Bronze medallist wrestler said.
Dutt's reaction came after the Supreme Court on Monday refused to modify its earlier order in connection with playing of National Anthem in movie theatres. The court observed that not singing National Anthem at the movie theatres was not a sign of anti-nationalism.
The court’s strong remarks came during the hearing on a PIL filed last year by one Shyam Narayan Chouksey seeking directions that the national anthem should be played in all the cinema halls before a film begins.
In contrast to these remarks, a bench headed by Justice Misra had ordered the theatres across the country on December 1 last year to “mandatorily” play the national anthem before a movie and the audience must stand and show respect, in a bid to “instil committed patriotism and nationalism”.