New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) Parliamentary Affairs Minister P R Dasmunsi today said in the Lok Sabha that it was for the government to accept or reject a recommendation on the use of Hindi in the Supreme Court and High Courts in the country.
''Every committee or commission has the right to examine issues and make recommendations but it is the government which takes a final decision on them,'' he informed the House through an intervention, in a bid to calm down members from Tamil Nadu who had earlier trooped into the well of the House protesting against the recommendation made by a parliamentary panel in this regard.
The recommendation is presently under study by the Law Comission.
The Minister's assurance was not just calmed them down but was also applauded.
''We respect all languages, including Hindi and Tamil.'' This announcement was greeted with thumping of desks by the TN members, including A Krishnaswamy of DMK.
Earlier, after saying ''sorry'' for marching into the well of the House which led to a brief adjournment, on the insistence of the Chair, Mr Krishnaswamy said they would oppose if judgements and decrees were given in Hindi by the apex court and High Courts.
Several members from Tamil Nadu, including Dr C Krishnan (MDMK), associated with the statement made by the DMK MP. But Gurudas Dasgupta of CPI dissociated from the issue.