Friday, April 24, 2015
India or Bharat: Supreme Court seeks response from government
'India should be named Bharat', a demand on which the Supreme Court has sought comments from the Centre and the states.
The petition filed by Niranjan Bhatwal, claiming to be a social activist from Maharashtra, said that even the non- government organisations and corporates should be directed to use 'Bharat' for all official and unofficial purposes.
The PIL said in the Constituent Assembly, the prominent suggestions for naming the country were "Bharat, Hindustan, Hind and Bharatbhumi or Bharatvarsh and names of that kind".