Don't allow HC, SC judgments in Hindi: DPA asks PM

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New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) A delegation of the DMK-led DPA today called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and submitted a memorandum, urging him to stop the move to amend the Constitution to deliver judgments of the Supreme Court and High Courts in Hindi.

The move had come as a ''bolt from the blue'' at a juncture when DMK President M Karunanidhi had urged the Prime Minister to facilitate the use of regional languages, including Tamil, as the language of the respective High Courts, the memorandum signed by Union Ministers T R Baalu and Dr Anbumani Ramadoss, Mr K V Thangabalu and other DPA MPs said.

The recommendations of the Committee of Parliament on official language in this regard were forwarded to Law Commission Chairman Justice A R Lakshmanan without ascertaining the gravity of the issue and ascertaining the views of various political parties representing the length and breadth of the nation, the MPs said.

Mr Baalu said the Prime Minister assured the delegation that the ''recommendation in question will not be considered by the government.'' ''We, the MPs from the DPA, earnestly request your goodself that further action, if any, on these recommendations needs to be stopped forthwith to contain the potential damage they may cause to the socio-cultural fabric of this nation,'' the memorandum said.


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