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Call for Braj Bhasha in Eighth schedule

india Updated: May 22, 2010 21:58 IST
Pradeep Saxena

Brij Pradesh Action Committee demanded the Braj Bhahsha should be included in the Eighth schedule of the Constitution. They pointed out that Braj Bhasha (language) was mostly spoken in Aligarh, Mathura, Etah, Bulandshahr, Mainpuri, Agra, Gwalior, Bharatpur, Jaipur, and also in Surinam, Fiji and Mauritius. Hence Braj Bhasha should be included in the list of the Eighth Schedule. The Action Committee also pointed out that Braj Samaj should leave aside politics and unitedly launch agitation for the uplift of Braj language.

Dr. Bhanu Singh, the president of Braj Pradesh Action Committee, said that over 6 crore people speak Braj language. He expressed concern that Nepali and Sindhi speaking people are very less in the country but even then Nepali and Sindhi languages are included in the list of eight official languages. He claimed that Braj language qualified in all aspects.

State general secretary of Braj Pradesh Action Committee Rambeer Singh said that over 6 crore people in the India speak Braj Bhasha but due to bad intentions this language could not develop, he demanded to Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India should take action.