2 Kashmiris booked for not standing during anthem in Jammu Cinema

KL News Network


Two Kashmiri youths hailing from Islamabad and Handwara areas have been arrested for allegedly showing disrespect to the Indian National Anthem in Jammu.

Reports said that the duo did not stand up while the anthem was being played in a cinema hall in Jammu on Thursday.

The duo was immediately taken into custody and booked under provisions of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.

Reports said that a case FIR No 31/2017 has been registered in this regard in police station Narwal.

The Supreme Court on November 30, had directed cinema halls across India to play the national anthem before the screening of every movie and stated that all persons present must stand up in respect.


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