Why is Hindi India's National language?...Have a look..

@shilpaum (1753)
India
February 7, 2007 12:49pm CST
Neither the constitution nor the lawsof India accord the status of National language to any language in India. Indian law states that no language will be made the national language unless and untill all the constituent states ot the Union of India accept it. Of the 28 states and 7 territories, only 10 states & 3 territories have accepted Hindi as the principle official language. However, Article 343 of the Indian constitution states that official language of the India shall be Hindi in Devnagari script. Do u have something to share about it?
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@mariner68 (1278)
• India
7 Feb 07
i guess because india has been always ruled by people from north india and its they who make the rules.
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@shilpaum (1753)
• India
7 Feb 07
Is it so..? Sorry, i afraid i can't agree with u!
@shilpaum (1753)
• India
7 Feb 07
Thanks for respons mariner!
• New Zealand
10 Feb 07
Hindi is NOT india's National Language. It is declared to be an Official language. There is a difference between official and NATIONAL. e.g. The Ashoka Chakra is a National symbol. The flag is a National flag. But Hindi is NOT a National language.
@coffeechat (1961)
• New Zealand
10 Feb 07
That is quite true. However with passage of the Official Languages Act in 1963, it became a moot point. In the mind of the Indian public, the distinction between OFFICIAL and NATIONAL language is lost. There is NO constitutionally mandated NATIONAL language. The recent debates in the Indian Parliament illustrate that even the Members of Parliament have a poor understanding of the distinction. It is invevitable that the 8th Schedule of the Constitution, which has been amended several times, will undergo several amendments more. This will clearly show up the lack of foresight in declaring effective 1965, Hindi as the Principal Official Language of the Union of India. Each of the States have the freedom to choose their own Principal Official Language. The zealousness of implementation of the Official Languages Act, has in effect created huge divisiveness in the world's largest Democracy.
@shilpaum (1753)
• India
10 Feb 07
Many Thanks !+ rated.
• United States
9 Feb 07
I think it is because of the majority of the population speaking some sort of Hindi. Also if it was not Hindi what it would have been: Tamil, Panjabi, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Telegu or English? I can't think of anything better then Hindi.
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@shilpaum (1753)
• India
10 Feb 07
Yaa...I agree!
• India
10 Feb 07
it is bacause up have most MP and most PM
@shilpaum (1753)
• India
10 Feb 07
Logical...!