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Three JK students booked for not standing up for national anthem in Hyderabad

Srinagar: Three engineering students from Jammu and Kashmir have been booked for allegedly disrespecting the National Anthem by not standing when it was being played in a cinema hall in Hyderabad, Cyberabad police said on Sunday.

“The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when the three students studying at a private college here went to a cinema hall under Rajendra Nagar Police Station limits to watch a Hindi movie and allegedly did not stand up when the National Anthem was played before the film’s screening,” a report quoting the police in Hindustan Times, a newspaper based in India said.

“The management of the theatre lodged a complaint with the police, stating that the three persons did not stand up when the National Anthem was played when all others in the cinema hall were standing,” deputy commissioner of police (Shamshabad Zone) PV Padmaja told PTI.

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