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The Supreme Court of India has not ordered that ‘India’ should be called ‘Bharat’ in all languages


A message saying that the Supreme Court of India (SCI) has ordered that ‘India’ should be called ‘Bharat’ in all languages from 15 June is shared on social media. But, FACTLY has found that SCI has not pronounced any such judgement. Recently, when a plea to change India’s name exclusively to ‘Bharat’ was taken up for hearing, the SCI disposed of the petition and said that appropriate ministries can consider it as a representation. In a virtual court hearing, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad A. Bobde orally said ‘Bharat and India are both names given in the Constitution. India is already called ‘Bharat’ in the Constitution’.

1. Facebook post (Archived)
1. Supreme Court of India (SCI) Judgement copy – https://main.sci.gov.in/supremecourt/2020/4436/4436_2020_31_2_22411_Order_03-Jun-2020.pdf
2. ‘The Hindu’ article – https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-name-plea-can-go-to-centre-as-representation-sc/article31737391.ece

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