The Allahabad high court on Wednesday made singing of National anthem mandatory in Madrasas.
The court rejected the plea saying that singing of the anthem was the fundamental duty of every citizen. A bench of Chief Justice D B Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Verma said the petition was based on wrong assumptions.
The petitioner had challenged the August 3 order and September 6 circular of the state government and had appealed to the high court to issue directions to not make the singing of national anthem mandatory in madrasas.
The bench noted that the petitioner had not been able to cite an example or incident that proved the singing of national anthem in madrasas affects the religious sentiments of students.
The court also said that there were no proof in the PILwhich suggested that students at madrassas had objections insinging the national anthem.