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Chennai: Four manhandled for not standing up during national anthem

India TV News Desk Chennai 11 Jan 2017, 16:17:10 IST
India TV News Desk

In yet another incident involving vigilante justice, a group of students were allegedly thrashed for not standing up while the national anthem was being played at a theatre in Chennai.

The incident took place at a movie theatre in Chennai’s Vadapalani on Wednesday morning, police said.

After the police detained four people for violence, some students gathered outside the theatre to stage a protest.


In November, the Supreme Court asked all cinemas to play the national anthem before a film is screened, a controversial decision that many say will embolden right-wing Hindu groups pushing a strident brand of nationalism.

Since then, similar incidents have been reported in Kerala and Chennai.