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.
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.)
(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)
Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.