SC called upon to rename India as Bharat/Hindustan; seeks Centre's response
NEW DELHI: A PIL on Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to rename the country from 'India/Bharat' to 'Bharat/Hindustan' while another one sought rechristening of Bombay High Court to Maharashtra HC.
A bench of CJI S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy asked how the court could change the name from India to Bharat/Hindustan and pointed out that Article 1 of the Constitution provides that India would also be known as Bharat. But petitioner Namah's counsel Raj Kishor Choudhary said 'India' was of Greek origin, and hence must be discarded.
首席大法官 S A Bobde、S Bopanna和Hrishikesh Roy法官询问最高法院如何能将印度更名为“巴拉特/印度斯坦”，并指出宪法第1条规定印度也可被称为“巴拉特”。但请愿者纳玛的律师乔杜里说，“印度”一词源于希腊，因此必须废弃。
Choudhary said the country's freedom struggle was fought with the slogan "Bharat Mata ki Jai" and hence it would be appropriate to name the country as Bharat or Hindustan, the latter being a popular reference to the country by its citizens. The court dismiss the plea and asked the petitioners to send it as a representation to the Centre.
乔杜里称，印度自由斗争的口号是“Bharat Mata ki Jai”，因此将这个国家命名为“巴拉特或印度斯坦”更合适，后者是公民对印度的普遍称呼。法院驳回了这项请求，并要求请愿者将其请求呈递中央。
In it order disposing of the writ petition, the bench said, "The present petition is directed to be treated as a representation and may be considered by the appropriate ministries." This means, the issue stays alive and if the Centre does not act or rejects the representation, the petitioner could move the SC again.
Though the sensitive constitutional tangle of renaming India as 'Bharat/Hindustan' was tossed into the domain of the Union government, the CJI-led bench agreed to entertain a PIL by V P Patil seeking renaming the historical Bombay High Court, which was one of the three HCs set up nearly 160 years ago in the Presidency towns of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay. Appearing for the petitioner, advocate Shivaji Jadav said under Article 214 of the Constitution, every state was to have an HC. The SC issued notices to the Centre and Maharashtra government seeking their response.
尽管将印度重新命名为“巴拉特/印度斯坦”一事被推到了联邦政府的管辖范围内，但首席大法官同意受理V P Patil的公益诉讼，要求重新命名具有历史意义的孟买高等法院。孟买高等法院是近160年前在加尔各答、马德拉斯和孟买设立的三个高等法院之一。代表请愿人的律师贾达夫说，根据宪法第214条，每个邦都应该有一个最高法院。最高法院已向中央和马哈拉施特拉邦政府发出通知，寻求他们的回应。
Jadav said several HCs were named after the states but Maharashtra was denied this. The petitioner said Maharashtra Adaptation of Laws (State and Concurrent Subjects) Order, 1960, provided for substitution of the words 'HC of Bombay’ to "HC of Maharashtra’. "The cultural assertion of Maharashtrians remains in jeopardy by not renaming a public institution like the High Court of Bombay," he said.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/p/50035.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Call it bharat or India, it will not help anyone, rather one should focus on developing the public facilities and life in country.
By changing the name will not give guarantee for the change of person's character. Change the condition of the people living in slum areas. Change the status of the migrant labourers. Let them have a decent life with job security and health care. T
it's foolish to change name of India right now as whole World know the country as India. Also India is the only country in the world for which a ocean is named Indian Ocean. India is named on Indus river. So it's not a foreign name in actual sense.
it looks good to replace the name
India is a great name. no need to change it
Hindustan should be OK.