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Twitter can't deal with SC's ruling on mandatory National Anthem in theatres

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:39 IST

Today has been a strange, strange day.

The highest judiciary body in the country has ruled in favour of the National Anthem being compulsorily played before every film in theatres. The apex court has also made it mandatory for movie patrons to stand for the duration of the anthem.

The judges ruled: "When the national anthem is played it is imperative for everyone to show honour and respect. It would instill a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism. Time has come that people must feel and show respect to the national anthem, the symbol of constitutional patriotism."

While forcing people to stand up will, in no way, leave them with the burning zeal of patriotism, the ruling may be more dangerous than you think.

The court has also ruled that theatre exits will be closed until the anthem is over. A few hundred people stuck inside a closed enclosure with no quick escape route during an emergency doesn't sound too patriotic now, does it?

Also Read: National Anthem must be played in theatres before screening of films: Supreme Court

Either way, Twitter has managed to highlight the flaws which Supreme Court seemed to overlook in this brilliant plan to make the anthem compulsory before movie screenings. Take a look:

Jokes about serpentine ATM queues also found their way:

Even the evergreen Vicco Vajradanti adverts weren't spared:

First published: 30 November 2016, 3:07 IST