New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday granted exemption to differently-abled or physically-challenged persons from standing in national anthems being played in cinema halls across the country.
Earlier today, the apex court also made it clear that the playing of abridged version of the national anthem would not be permitted.
The matter now has been listed for further hearing on February 14.
The Central Government informed the apex court that it would circulate the order to the Chief Secretaries of all the states and would also publish it in the print and broadcast on the electronic media.
While passing the order, the Supreme Court had maintained that playing of the national anthem in cinemas and displaying of the national flag would be mandatory before the beginning of any movie.