ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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National Anthem- Balanced Judgment

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THE Supreme Court's recent judgment on the singing of the national anthem is bound to arouse a gamut of reactions, already apparent from different sections ranging from those who see the decision as an accommodation of 'unpatriotic' behaviour in the name of religion to those who will try to extend the ruling to suit blinkered and narrow minded and even communal actions, In actual fact however, the ruling leaves no room for either the misinterpretation or the misuse

The Court has ruled that the singing of the national anthem is not obligatory to those who hold "genuine, conscientious religious objection" to the act of singing it

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