Replace ‘India’ with ‘Bharat’: SC To Hear Plea on Amending Constitution

A PIL, filed by Delhi resident Namaha, in the SC wants ‘India’ to be replaced with ‘Bharat’ or ‘Hindustan’ as the name of the nation.

New Delhi| On June 2, the Supreme Court will hear a plea which has sought a direction to the Central government to amend the Constitution and replace the name of the country from India to ‘Bharat’ or ‘Hindustan’.

The PIL claims it will “instil a sense of pride in our own nationality.” The plea has sought a direction to the centre to take proper steps to bring amendment in Article 1 of the Constitution, which deals with name and territory of the Union, to the effect that “the same refers to the country as Bharat or Hindustan, to the exclusion of India”.

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According to a notice uploaded on the apex court website, this matter would be listed for hearing on June 2 before a bench headed by the CJI.

Constitution of India came into effect of 26 January 1950, 70 years ago. Since then it has been amended 104 times.

(Inputs from HT)

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