Sat 3 Dec 2016 9:59AM

The National Anthem and the Supreme Court’s Popcorn Nationalism

PP Pirate Praveen Public Seen by 368 what should be our response to it? If we were in parliament, how would we respond? Can we pass a law to uphold individual freedom over imposition of nationalism? Do we need to amend 51A of the constitution? @akhileshjamdar looking forward to your thoughts.


Karthikeyan A K Sun 4 Dec 2016 6:21AM

Forcing stuff on people is stupid.


Pirate Praveen Sun 4 Dec 2016 4:13PM

Jana Gana Mana and the Danger of Passing Sentiment as Law by Lawrence Liang of Alternate Law Forum


Karthikeyan A K Sun 4 Dec 2016 5:44PM

Unfortunately the basis of law is sentiment. We don't feel so sentimental about killing a goat, but it rises high when we see a cow or man been killed.


Pirate Vik Mon 5 Dec 2016 8:53PM

Any volunteers for videos flouting the rule? That's likely to get some attention.


Pirate Vik Mon 5 Dec 2016 8:55PM

This is in a similar vein and has reached up to 38k people


Karthikeyan A K Tue 6 Dec 2016 5:43AM

I hope there is a law that protects one not to respect his nation. I hope only then that nation can call itself democracy.


Ryan LM Mon 12 Dec 2016 4:58PM

It is a good thing to respect the anthem and flag of a nation, just as we must respect the last name of a person. However, having to stand up before every movie is too extreme.

If we were in parliament, I believe this may be a prudent response:

Though it is necessary for members of a nation to respect their nation, government imposition of such a sentiment must be moderate.

Playing the national anthem before every movie is immoderate and does not contribute to the common good.
Testing the people's respect for their nation before every form of entertainment is immoderate and does not contribute to the common good.
It is, however, necessary to stand for the anthem, as this contributes to the common good (through solidarity) (as we should stand when the anthem of any allied nation is played as well)