PLEA FILED IN SC TO CHANGE ‘INDIA’ AS ‘BHARAT’ TO REMOVE COLONIAL HANGOVER

The petition filed to change ‘India’ as ‘Bharat’ has been listed before the bench headed by CJI on June 2.
The plea was filed by a Delhi based man claiming an amendment to ensure thar citizens of this country to get over the colonial past.
The plea claimed that ” The removal of the English name through appears symbolic, will instill a sense of pride in our own nationality, especially for the future generations to come. Infact the word India being replaced with Bharat would justify the hard fought freedom by our ancestors,” the plea claimed.
The Constituent assembly debate of 1948 in regards to Article 1 was referred in this plea which stated that “even at that time there was a strong wave in favour of naming the country as ‘Bharat’ or ‘Hindustan’.
The plea has sought directions to the government to take appropriate steps to bring amendment in Article 1 of the Constitution which deals with the name and territory of the Union, to the effect that same refers to the country as Bharat, to the exclusion of India.