Mumbai Court summoned Mamata Banerjee for disrespecting the National Anthem

MAMATA BANERJEE West Bengal law insider
MAMATA BANERJEE West Bengal law insider

Esha Nath-

Published On: February 03, 2022 at 11:35 IST

Mumbai court on Wednesday issued Summons to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and ordered her to appear before it on March 2 in a Case of Allegedly showing disrespect to the National Anthem.

Mumbai BJP unit functionary Vivekanand Gupta approached the Metropolitan Magistrates Court at Mazgaon here in December 2021 with a complaint that she had visited the city On December 1, 2021 at a public function at Y B Chavan Auditorium in South Mumbai as the Main Speaker. At the end of the event she started singing the National Anthem while being seated and later on she stopped abruptly and left the dais.

The video went viral and it “Prima Facie” prove that she committed an Offence under section 3 of the Prevention of Insult to National Anthem Honour Act of 1971, said the Magistrate , P I Mokashi , of the Mazgaon Court.

Gupta further Claimed that Banerjee violated the Union Home Ministry’s order of 2015, which states that whenever the national anthem is played or sung, the audience shall stand to attention.

The Court also said that though Banerjee is the CM, “a sanction is not required and there is no bar to proceed against the accused (Banerjee)”, as she was not discharging her official duty (during that event held in Mumbai in December last year). The Case is scheduled to be heard on March 2, 2022

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