Chennai: Four manhandled for not standing up during national anthem
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.