Plea filed against PM’s Independence Day speech terming it unconstitutional

  • Plea filed against PM’s Independence Day speech terming it unconstitutional
16-08-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

A lawyer from Maharashtra has filed a plea questioning the contents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech, claiming it has violated constitutional provisions.

She claimed that the "disrespectful" reference to India as "Hindustan" before an audience of 125 crore Indians and many more people around the world, has hurt the sentiments of all patriotic countrymen.

In her complaint addressed to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and lodged with MIDC Police Station, advocate Rama Vitthalrao Kale has contended Modi referred to India and Bharat as "Hindustan", several times in his 55-minute long speech from the Red Fort on Tuesday.

"As per the Article 1 of the Constitution, India or Bharat are mentioned. Nowhere in the constitution there is a mention of 'Hindustan' which signifies the religious name of the country," Kale told IANS here on Wednesday.

"As the PM of India, making such an irresponsible and wrong reference as 'Hindustan' which finds no place in the Constitution is a clear disrespect to the Constitution and violation of the Article 1," Kale pointed out.

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