Patna High Court has given a historic verdict in Hindi favor on Tuesday. The petition will now be filed in Hindi in the High Court.
The full bench of the court pronounced its verdict of 155 pages and said that all the petitions filed in Hindi will be accepted. However, a condition has been put that if petition is being filed in Hindi, then petitioner has to also file its English translation.
The full verse of Chief Justice Justice AP Shahi, Justice Ashutosh Kumar and Justice Rajiv Ranjan Prasad has passed this ruling. The condition had been put in the conclusion part of the judgement as the chief justice and justice Kumar were in favour of filing of petition in Hindi while Justice Prasad, in his part of judgement, had ruled that the filing in Hindi be done only after state government changes its almost 46 year old notification on the issue
The filing of petitions in Patna high court is regulated by a notification of state government in May 9, 1972 in which it was mentioned that filing of petitions must be done only in English language.
The judgement was delivered while hearing a criminal writ petition of one Krishna Yadav of Narhatt police station area in Nawada who had moved court urging that filing of petitions must be allowed in Hindi too.
In the matter of Yadav, Bhartiya Bhasha Abhiyan had become intervener which was represented by its counsels Ajit KumarPathak and Rajesh Kumar. The petitioner was represented by counsel Indradeo Prasad.