Indian moviegoers stand as the national anthem is played before the screening of a movie at a theatre in Jammu on December 13. India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the anthem must be played before every film screening and audiences must stand. Photo: AP

Why enforced patriotism doesn’t sit well with some in India

Amrit Dhillon says the Supreme Court ruling to make people stand for the national anthem in cinemas is absurd and won’t achieve its aims of fostering greater national pride

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Indian moviegoers stand as the national anthem is played before the screening of a movie at a theatre in Jammu on December 13. India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the anthem must be played before every film screening and audiences must stand. Photo: AP
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