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As of now, there is law for insulting the Tricolour, as you could go to jail for upto 3 years. But there is no such rule for National Anthem.
Shyam Narayan Chouskey, resident of Bhopal who filed the public interest petition last year and succeeded in getting a order from supreme court that all cinegoers should stand up for national anthem, told the judges that there should also be some sort of punishment for insulting the National Amthem to ensure strict compliance.
Reacting to the plea filed by Chouskey's lawyer Rakesh Dwivedi, a bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra agreed to hear the arguments on directing the parliament to amend the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act 1971 . The court is expected to take a stand on this on August 23.
National Anthem to be played in Parliament, Public Offices, Courts and Schools too
On tuesday Supreme court sought response from central government on a PIL seeking to ascertin feasibility of singing and playing national anthem across public offices and in parliament. The petition to make national anthem mandatory in public offices and parliament was brought forward by Ashwini Upadhayay who is also spokesman of BJP's delhi unit.