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What are your views on recent Gujarat High Court ruling that 'Hindi' is not our 'National Language'?

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Asked by Nilesh Dharkar, 15 Apr '10 07:10 pm
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Answered by RSehgal, 15 Apr '10 08:30 pm

 
  
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It is true Hindi is the most widely spoken language. So its an useful link language within the country (not outside). To declare it as the lone national language and impose it on people of non-hindi speaking areas is not fair. We can have two national languages Hindi and English. That wud serve our needs better. But people of the hindi heartland usually refuse all other languages in the world.
Answered by Shunmugham, 15 Apr '10 08:08 pm

 
  
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My views on a High Court Ruling are irrelevant. All Courts, especially the Apex Courts, rule on anything after flawless scrutiny of facts taking into considerations each and every aspect that could raise a question on any ground. High Court's views on the referred context are highly laudable. How could Hindi be our National Language when it is not spoken or understood throughout India? Few States where Hindi is spoken language cannot stand high on other States where Hindi has been forcefully imposed and Delhi is the capital. Had Hyderabad been the capital of India, Telegu would have become our National Language, especially when Telegu is the largest spoken language in India. All languages in the States in India are National Languages though they are regional languages and Hindi is one of them. Had Hindi been accepted a National Language, India would not have divided in many States, and still becoming more, based on language. I respect the Ruling of Guj.High Court and once again it is ...more
Answered by vini joseph, 15 Apr '10 08:05 pm

 
  
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I do not think a high court or Supreme court had to rule on this, this is a widely known fact that Hindi is NOT the only national language, you can check out the declaration of 1986 by the "Lady' who cleverly changed the definition of Link language to Natuional languages. Check out http://www.education.nic.in/policy/npe-1968.pdf
Following was the purpose of Drafting Hindi as Link language or alternate official language
http://india.gov.in/knowindia/official_language.php
Fo llowing languages have an status of official languages as per Law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_with_official_status_ in_India

There is no One national Language in India.
Answered by Ashok Maurya, 15 Apr '10 07:20 pm

 
  
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What they have told is correct, As per constitution english is the official link language along with hindi and we have 21 languages all considered as national(some activists may call it as a regional) language
Answered by SREENIVAS, 15 Apr '10 07:15 pm

 
  
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The constitution does not mention any National Language. Just read the constitution, it is clear.
But the problem in our country is that people call Hindi a national language and perpetuate a myth. Sad.
Answered by satyajit, 05 May '10 01:56 am

 
  
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