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NEW DELHI: A PIL urged on Wednesday Supreme court The name of the country was changed from ‘India / India’ to ‘India / Hindustan’, while another demanded the Bombay High Court to re-enter Maharashtra HC.
A bench of chief Magistrate SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy asked how the court can change the name of India / India from India and said that Article 1 of the Constitution provides that India will also be known as India. India. But petitioner Nema’s lawyer Raj Kishore Chaudhary said that ‘India’ was of Greek origin, so it should be abandoned.
Chaudhary said that the freedom struggle of the country was fought with the slogan “Bharat Mata ki Jai” and hence it would be appropriate to name the country as India or IndiaThe latter is a popular reference for the country by its citizens. The court dismissed the petition and asked the petitioners to send it as a representation to the Center.
In ordering the writ petition to be disposed of, the bench said, “The present petition is treated as a representation and may be considered by the appropriate ministries.” This means, the issue is alive and if the Center does not act or rejects the representation, then the petitioner can move the SC again.
Although the sensitive constitutional tangle of renaming India as ‘India / Hindustan’ was thrown into the domain of the central government, a CJI-led bench demanded a renaming of the historic Bombay High Court by VP Patil. It agreed to consider the petition, which was one, three HCs were established about 160 years ago in the Presidency towns of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. Appealing to the petitioner, advocate Shivaji Jadav said that under Article 214 of the Constitution, every state had an HC. The SC issued a notice to the Center and the Maharashtra government seeking their response.
Jadav said that many HCs were named after states but Maharashtra was left out. The petitioner stated that the Maharashtra Laws (State and Concurrent Subjects) Order, 1960, provided for the substitution of the term ‘HC of Bombay’ to the “HC of Maharashtra”. The cultural claim of the Maharashtra government is in danger due to not changing the name of the public institution. Like the High Court of Bombay, ”he said.
In 1995, the name of Bombay was changed to Mumbai. In 2016, a Bill was introduced to replace the three HCs of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras as HCs of Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. But Bill lapses.
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