Allahabad HC rejects plea challenging Yogi Adityanath-led UP government order on singing of national anthem in schools

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Allahabad | Published: October 4, 2017 11:36:02 PM

The Allahabad High Court today rejected a petition challenging a Uttar Pradesh government order making singing of the national anthem compulsory in all schools, including madrassas, in the state.

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The Allahabad High Court today rejected a petition challenging a Uttar Pradesh government order making singing of the national anthem compulsory in all schools, including madrassas, in the state. The court rejected the plea saying that singing of the anthem was the fundamental duty of every citizen.

A bench of Chief Justice D B Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma said the petition was based on wrong assumptions.

The petitioner had challenged the August 3 order and September 6 circular of the state government and had appealed to the high court to issue directions to not make the singing of national anthem mandatory in madrassas.

The bench noted that the petitioner had not been able to cite an example or incident that proved the singing of national anthem in madrassas affects the religious sentiments of students.

The court also said that there were no proof in the PIL which suggested that students at madrassas had objections in singing the national anthem.

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