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Name-change : India or Bharat??

Very soon the name of our mother country might be changed from India, on the ground that the name was originally conceived and adopted by the Constituent Assembly. In this regard, the Supreme Court today sought the response of the Centre, states and Union territories to a plea seeking to rename India as “Bharat”.

However, so far there has been no positive response from the Centre including Prime Minister and Union Home minister. The PIL filed by Niranjan Bhatwal, a Maharashtra-based social activist argues that the use of the name “Bharat”, in lieu of India, was the true intention of the Constituent Assembly appending the name “Bharat” in Article 1 of the Constitution of India that reads:

  1. Name and territory of the Union
    1. India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States
    2. The States and the territories thereof shall be as specified in the First Schedule
    3. The territory of India shall comprise….”

….So don’t be surprised if you soon see the “Bharat” Test series or Times of “Bharat” 😀

Sources: Telegraph India