Constitutional duty to show respect to national anthem: A legislative and judicial response
Dr. Dharmendra Kumar Singh
The national anthem is the torch-bearer of India’s national heritage, the deepest root of the patriotism and national- allegiance that the people of this country exhibit, the essence of national honour and the catalyst to the sensation of national pride and promise. This paper deals with the Constituent Assembly Debate (CAD) and the legal and judicial development of ‘National Anthem’ of India towards fulfillment of Constitutional Duty. This paper also describes the various judicial pronouncements of High courts and Apex Court of India which are related with the Commercial use of National Anthem and the prospect of National Anthem being enlarged, re-written or modified. The research paper also discusses the binding direction to Cinema Hall to play the National Anthem and show respect to National Anthem before the feature film starts.