3 Kashmiri students booked in Hyderabad for allegedly disrespecting ‘National Anthem’


Hyderabad police has booked three Kashmiri engineering students for allegedly disrespecting the Nationahaventhem by allegedly not standing when it was being played in a cinema hall at Hyderabad.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when the three students studying at a private college in Hyderabad went to a cinema hall under Rajendra Nagar Police Station limits to watch a Hindi movie and allegedly did not stand up when the National Anthem was played before the film’s screening, reports said.

“The management of the theatre lodged a complaint with police, stating that the three persons did not stand up when the National Anthem was played when all others in the cinema hall were standing,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shamshabad Zone) P V Padmaja told a news gathering agency.

The three students, in their 20s, belong to Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Following the complaint, a case was registered under relevant sections of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act of 1971 against the trio and they were taken into custody.


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