LIVE BHARATH : Chennai: A group of youth were beaten up inside a theater on Sunday for not showing respect for the National Anthem.
Panic rapt movie goers when a group of 20 people beat up a young man and two women students, among others, who did not stand up while the National Anthem was being played.
The instance occurred during the intermission of an 11: 30 am show of ‘Chennai 28-II’ at Kasi theatre in Chennai’s Ashok Nagar.
The incident happened when nine people remained seated while the National Anthem was being played.
The Supreme Court ,last month instruct that the National Anthem be played in cinema halls across the country before the start of a movie.
The apex court had said that it was mandatory that all people present inside the cinema hall should stand up as a sign of respect while the anthem is played.