New Delhi, Dec 15: Contending that it was akin to having a “vulgar dance along with classical dance”, the CPI has urged Chief Justice of India to reconsider the Supreme Court verdict mandating cinema halls play the tiol Anthem before the start of movies. Hailing the apex court’s November 30 judgment, Communist Party of India (CPI) tiol secretary K. raya, in a letter to Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, said the implementation of the verdict will create lot of problems.
Contending that the tiol Anthem should not be taken so lightly to be played in every show of theaters just before the film begins, he said: “It is just like having vulgar dance along with traditiol classical dance.”
“In our country right now, the era of intolerance is prevailing. Many anti-social elements will also attend theatres. Multi-religious people come to theaters. Intoxicated gangsters also will attend movies. Hence probable chances are there for eruption of commul violence in various states,” said raya, noting that under the prevailing circumstances, limiting the tiol Anthem to government functions, and schools etc was the “most ratiol” step. “You can reconsider the verdict given by Supreme Court. It is not out of context to mention to remind that several judgements were being reviewed in the past, debated and were withheld and kept in abeyance,” he said. Following the verdict, several people have been arrested for failing to stand when the tiol Anthem was being played at theatres. (IANS)