A video showing a Muslim family being asked to leave a movie theater because they did not stand for the national anthem is doing a round on social media.
One gentleman has been caught on camera ardently threatening the family, which also included kids, with violence. There are some who are trying to placate the mob, but to no avail. In the end, the family walks out and the audience claps in approval.
Standing up for the national anthem that is played in several multiplex chains across the country has emerged as a delicate issue in recent years.
A while ago, Ameesha Patel had been accused by Kushal Tandon of not standing up in respect of the national anthem before a movie screening in a PVR in Juhu. She later justified her behavior by saying that she was going through ‘monthly girly problem’ and accused Kushal of a publicity stunt.
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Here are some of the reaction of of people on tweeter after watching the video
Please stop playing national anthem in movie theatres and attacking people for not standing up.
— Vineeth Jose (@vineethjose) November 30, 2015
Simple solution: Play the National Anthem AFTER the film’s end-credits. True patriots will stay back, the anti-nationals are free to leave.
— वरुण (@varungrover) November 30, 2015
Why can’t you stand up for the National Anthem in theatres? Have some respect for UNESCO for voting it the best, 10 years in a row.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) November 30, 2015
Whose utterly foolish idea was it to have the national anthem played in movie halls? This is the kind of thing Orwell would write about.
— Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) November 30, 2015