Stoutly op­posed

Governance Now - - LEGAL PARLANCE - –YV Chan­drachud, for­mer CJI

“I am of the firm opin­ion that the Con­sti­tu­tion should not be amended to en­able the Leg­isla­tive Depart­ment to un­der­take orig­i­nal draft­ing in Hindi. I am even more stoutly op­posed to the rec­om­men­da­tion 16.8(e). Nei­ther the Supreme Court nor the High Courts should be asked to de­liver their judge­ments in Hindi. The judges of these courts are drawn from all over In­dia and they are not all con­ver­sant with Hindi. The English lan­guage is now ac­quir­ing im­por­tance as the lan­guage of the world. We should not deny the new gen­er­a­tion the ben­e­fit of English lan­guage.”

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