Two Kashmiris Arrested For Not Standing Up For National Anthem  

The two youths did not stand up when the national anthem was being played in a movie theatre, police said.

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The two youths did not stand up when the national anthem was being played in a theatre, police said. (Photo: iStock)

The Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested two Kashmiri youths for "disrespecting" the national anthem.

The two youths belonging to Anantnag and Kupwara districts of the Kashmir Valley were arrested on Thursday for not standing up when the national anthem was being played in a cinema hall, the police said.

"An FIR has been lodged against the boys in Narwal police post," police said.

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.

(With inputs from IANS.)

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