Not standing up while National Anthem is being sung or not singing National Anthem is not an offence: Jammu & Kashmir High Court

It is intentionally preventing the singing of Indian National Anthem or causing disturbance to any assembly engaged in such singing that is an offence under Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, the Court held.
Not standing up while National Anthem is being sung or not singing National Anthem is not an offence: Jammu & Kashmir High Court
Jammu and Kashmir High Court

Mere disrespect to Indian National Anthem is not an offence Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971 (Act) unless the conduct of such person amounts to preventing the singing of Indian National Anthem or causing disturbance to any assembly engaged in such singing, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court held (Dr. Tawseef Ahmad Bhat v. State of Jammu & Kashmir).

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