OVERVIEW OF EIGHTH SCHEDULE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA
OVERVIEW OF EIGHTH SCHEDULE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA: ANALYZING THE NEED FOR ADDITION OF NEW LANGUAGE IN EIGHTH SCHEDULE OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA
B.K. Mihir Rao, School of Law Christ (Deemed to be University)
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This paper is an endeavor to critically analyze the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution which gives recognizes few of the major languages spoken in country. In the process of doing the same the author strives towards determining the scope of the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution and the various implications on the languages that are enlisted in the Schedule. In Eighth Schedule there are 22 languages. The primary focus of the research paper is to determine whether there is a need for new languages to be enlisted in Eighth Schedule and is it justifiable to have only 22 languages when there are 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. This research paper is an attempt to analyze the importance of the recognition of languages especially with respect to Eighth Schedule. The research paper also focuses on the importance of the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, its scope and objective. The researcher further relies on the philosophy of Historical school and jurist Friedrich Carl Von Savigny and the concept of Volksgeist (National Spirit). The author further focuses on the benefits of being recognized or enlisted in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The paper analyses the need for a proper and well-established guideline to determine the criteria of recognition in Eighth Schedule.