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Man held for insulting national anthem 32 years back

December 18, 2004 13:08 IST

A man was arrested on Friday for allegedly insulting the national anthem in a cinema house in Akola on August 1, 1972, the police said.

The then government had issued orders that viewers in cinema halls had to stand up when the national anthem was being played. But the 56-year old Nawabkhan, who was a 24-year-old at the time of the incident, had defied the order, the police said.

Masabkha Nawabkhan was arrested 32 years after the incident took place, after a local court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against him.

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Sub: man held for insulting national anthem

it is good to know that justice delayed is not justice denied

Posted by shivangi

Sub: National Anthem

WOW !!! the Indian judiciary is still alive after 32 years !! Keep it up for only you can be slower than the snail !! ...

Posted by Smriti Lele

Sub: Ridiculous..after 32 years

How pathetic for our courts to function....they cannot take action today and they are trying to effect action to a case which is 32 year ...

Posted by Raymond Pinto

Sub: Most of the politicians do this

Most of the CM ,MLA's happend to sit when a National Anthem is being played!!

Posted by Saravanan

Sub: National Emblems

The man should have been charged at the time of the offence... its meaningless after so many years....its good though that this matter has surfaced... ...

Posted by cS



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