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Can you speak a line in Sanskrit? The Supreme Court has rejected the petition demanding to make it a national language

New Delhi:General Assembly A petition seeking to make Sanskrit the national language has been rejected. The court on Friday refused to hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL). It demanded that Sanskrit be made the national language of India. Dismissing the petition, a bench of Justices MR Shah and Krishna Murari said that the matter was a policy decision which required an amendment to the Constitution and the court could not pass any order in this regard. The bench said that the right forum to raise this issue is the Parliament and not the court. The court asked during the hearing, ‘How many cities in India speak Sanskrit? Do you speak Sanskrit? Can you recite a line in Sanskrit or at least translate the prayer made in your writ petition into Sanskrit?’

Former Additional Secretary of Gujarat K.G. The PIL filed by Vanjara sought a direction to the court to notify the Center of Sanskrit as the national language. According to the petition, ‘India should learn from Israel, which made English the official/national language of Israel along with Hebrew in 1948.’

Debate on the subject in Parliament
Dismissing the petition, the bench said, ‘Why should we issue a notice? We can share some of your views but Parliament is the right forum to debate it. No writ can be issued to Parliament to declare a language as a national language.

The apex court has given liberty to the petitioner to make suitable representation before the authorities concerned. The court was hearing a petition filed by former Indian Administrative Service officer and lawyer KG Vanzara.


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