"Kashmiri students disrespected the national anthem. Most students were not present here and authorities did not take any action. They just said such incidents should not be repeated," alleged Abhinandan Sharma, a student of the Jammu University.
The Jammu University authorities, however, said that a video of the match is available and everyone stood up for the national anthem. Authorities added that they would go ahead with the rest of the tournament.
"National anthem was sung in the beginning and the end of the game. But some people said the national anthem was disrespected but no one present saw that," said Avatar Singh Jasrotia, the director of Sports and Physical Education, Jammu University.
This view was also echoed by one of the students.
"But these guys coming and instructing us how to stand when the national anthem is played out is wrong," he added.
On November 30, 2016, the Supreme Court had issued an order to cinema halls to play the national anthem before every screening. Following the order, there were instances of people at movie theatres being assaulted and arrested for not standing up during the anthem. In February, the top court clarified that movie-goers need not stand and sing when the national anthem is being played during a film screening.
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