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The Ministry of Home Affairs has informed that Writ Petition (C) No.924 of 2014 was filed by Niranjan Bhatwal in the Supreme Court of India for using the name ‘Bharat’ for all official and unofficial purposes. The said Writ Petition was disposed of by the Supreme Court on 10.11.2014 as withdrawn with liberty to make appropriate representation before the authorities.

Thereafter, the petitioner, through its counsel, sent a notice along with copy of the Writ Petition to the Prime Minister of India for appropriate action. The said representation was examined by the Government and the request was not acceded to. The decision was conveyed to the advocate of the petitioner on 24.02.2015. The petitioner has again approached the Supreme Court by filing another Writ Petition (C) No.203 of 2015. A reply to the said Petition on behalf of Union of India is being finalized for filing it in the Supreme Court.

This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 


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(Release ID :124997)

Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Source: Bombay High Court

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