Don’t let inferiority complex creep in while using Hindi

West Bengal governor at session “Hindi and Indian languages in legal system”

Bhopal, September 14, 2015 (Ataullah Faizan):   West Bengal Governor Mr. Kesari Nath Tripathi has stressed the need to do away inferiority complex while using Hindi in legal system. Hindi is one of the best languages through which things can be said in the best way. All recommendations of the parallel session “Hindi and Indian Languages in Legal System” will be sent to Government of India. Mr. Tripathi was addressing the session on the third day of 10th Vishwa Hindi Sammelan here today. Mr. Tripathi said that Union Rajbhasha Department will be apprised of resolution of the sammelan. Mr. Tripathi said that the Britishers adopted India’s ancient legal system. They Anglicized it. In ancient scriptures, there was four-tier legal system. First phase was presentation, second reply by respondent, third prdocution of evidence by litigants and fourth phase was verdict. The Britishers founded their legal system on the Indian legal system.

The draft recommendations of today’s session included suggestions able to be implemented for various works at High Court level. Suggestions also include compilation of standard dictionary for legal system and strong action to implement Hindi in all courts. The draft also says along with English, 5 law courses should also be started in Hindi medium from next session.   Chhattisgarh’s Lokayukta Justice Mr. Shambhu Dayal Shrivastava said that arrangements can be made to use Hindi for all legal works in Indian courts. For this, existing needs to be implemented properly.

Advocate of Allahabad High Court Mr. Daya Shankar Mishra said that while citing Ram Charit Manas quoted law-related Dohas of Goswami Tulsidas. A number of his Dohas have got acceptance as proverbs in legal system these days. It was also suggested during the session that a separate session should be held at national level to increase use of Hindi in legal sector. Miss Shobha Vajpayee of Bhopal, Mr. Manuj Kumar of Rewa, Mr. Shashikant of Allahabad and Mr. Rajendra Prasad also spoke in the session moderated by Mr. Pradeep Kumar.

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