SHYAM NARAYAN CHOUKSEY Vs. UNION OF INDIA
LAWS(SC)-2016-11-89
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on November 30,2016

SHYAM NARAYAN CHOUKSEY Appellant
VERSUS
UNION OF INDIA Respondents

JUDGEMENT

- (1.) We have heard Mr. Abhinav Srivastav, learned counsel for the petitioner and Mr. Mukul Rohatgi, learned Attorney General for India along with Mr. A.K. Panda, learned senior counsel for the Union of India.
(2.) This Court on 28.10.2016 while entertaining the Writ Petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India had noted the submissions advanced by the learned counsel for the petitioner, made reference to the enactment, namely, Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. It had also taken note of the averments in the petition.
(3.) It has been averred in the petition that sometimes National Anthem is sung in various circumstances which are not permissible and can never be countenanced in law. The emphasis is on showing requisite and necessary respect when the National Anthem is sung or played. The assertion is that it is the duty of every person to show respect when the National Anthem is played or recited or sung.;


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