The national anthem was sung more than once outside his house

BJP and Yuva Morcha decide to teach director Kamal patriotism sing Jana Gana Mana
news IFFK Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 13:32

It appears that the BJP and Yuva Morcha believe that popular filmmaker Kamal is not patriotic enough. So, how do you teach someone to be patriotic?

You stand outside their house and sing the national anthem.

Yuva Morcha and BJP workers marched outside Kamal's house at Kodungallur in Thrissur.

And then they sang the national anthem. Not once, but multiple times.

Screengrab/Manorama News

The ire against Kamal, Chairman and Festival Director of the International Film Festival (Kerala), was for his comments on disallowing police inside IFFK.

Kamal had earlier said that the police would not be allowed to enter theatres to check if people were standing up for the national anthem and make arrests.

"Nobody should try to project themselves as the proponents of nationalism. We also belong to this country and we also believe in nationalism," he had told media. 

He had said this after six delegates at IFFK were arrested for disrespecting the national anthem.

Reacting to the 'singing' outside his house, Kamal said, "I don't know why they are singing national anthem outside my house, as I had not objected to the anthem being played."

He also said that BJP and Yuva Morcha cadres should introspect on whether they were disrespecting the anthem by singing it on the street for no reason.

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