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Title: Linguistic Regionalism and Constitution: An Indian Experience
Other Titles: Indian Journal of Law and Justice, Vol. 11 No. 1 (Part II), March 2020, p 61 - 75
Authors: Mondal, Rakesh
Keywords: Linguistic Minorities
Constitutional Amendment
Constitutional framework
social transformation
Issue Date: Mar-2020
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Abstract: The social movement is one of the major factors of social transformation almost in every society. The claim of Linguistic regionalism is so immense that it compels the various nations to re-design their constitutional framework. Basically, people of particular linguistic community have the emotional attachment towards their language. As a result of that these community demands for the recognition of their language as an official language of the nation or at least elementary education may be imparted in their own language. Sometimes, these communities claim for recognition of their distinct language asa language of communication in governmental or executive or judicial functions. Some of these claims may be legitimately endorsed under the constitutional frameworks. Although this problemis minimal for the homogenous societies, the problem of the multilingual state is massive. Specially, difficulties arise for those nations wherein no particular linguistic community hold the majority status.
ISSN: 0976-3570
Appears in Collections:Vol.11 No. 1 Part 2 (March 2020)

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