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Kamal Haasan on national anthem row: Don't test my patriotism at random places

The veteran film star has said patriotism should not be tested at random places and suggested playing of the national anthem on Doordarshan at midnight every day.

Published: 25th October 2017 06:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2017 07:24 PM   |  A+A-

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan (File|AFP)

By PTI

CHENNAI: Veteran film star Kamal Haasan has said patriotism should not be tested at random places and suggested playing of national anthem on Doordarshan at midnight everyday.

His comments in a tweet came a day after the Supreme Court on October 23 said people do not need to stand up in cinema halls to prove their patriotism and asked the Centre to consider amending the rules for regulating playing of the national anthem in the theatres.

He mentioned "the reason Singapore crops up in arguments is because it is a benovelent dictatorship according to some critics", adding that 'we did not want that'.

The Supreme Court had also observed that it cannot be assumed that if a person does not stand up for national anthem, then he is "less patriotic".



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