SC dismisses plea to notify Sanskrit as National Language

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to notify Sanskrit as the national language.

A bench of Justices M R Shah and Krishna Murari said the right forum for raising the issue is Parliament and not the court.

“Why should we issue notice? We may share some of your views but the right forum to debate this is Parliament. No writ can be issued to Parliament for declaring a language as a national language,” the bench observed while dismissing the plea.

The top court granted liberty to the petitioner to make appropriate representation before the authorities concerned.