Kashmiri youths held for insulting national anthem

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New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2017 12:48:55 AM

The duo was granted bail by a court here today.

The apex court had directed in November last year that the national anthem be played in cinema halls across the country before the screening of a movie and all present must stand up to show respect. (PTI)The apex court had directed in November last year that the national anthem be played in cinema halls across the country before the screening of a movie and all present must stand up to show respect. (PTI)

Two Kashmiri youths have been arrested here for allegedly disrespecting the national anthem, police said today. An FIR was registered against the youths–Javaid Ahmad Teeli of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district and Mudasir Ahmad, a resident Handwara belt of north Kashmir, for refusing to stand up for the national anthem before the start of a film at a cinema hall in Narwal belt of Jammu on Thursday, they said. The duo was granted bail by a court here today. The Supreme Court had last year directed cinema halls across the country to play the national anthem before the screening of every movie, stating that all persons present must stand up in respect except the differently-abled.

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