Assam: No ‘Sindh’ in National Anthem! Congress MP Ripun Bora demands word replaced with ‘North East’
GUWAHATI, March 17, 2018: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripun Bora on Friday moved a private member's resolution in Rajya Sabha, seeking amendment of the National Anthem and replacing the word 'Sindh' with 'Northeast India'.
In the letter, he suggested, "The National Anthem of India 'Jana Gana Mana' mentions 'Sindh' which is no longer part of India; the NorthEast India, which is a very important part of India, finds no mention in the National Anthem, and therefore should replace the word 'Sindh' in the National Anthem.
The then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, had made a statement in the Constituent Assembly on January 24, 1950 that the composition consisting of the words and music known as the Jana Gana Mana is the National Anthem of India, subject to such alterations in the words such as Government may authorise as occasion arises."
Bora while raising his concern said "North East is important part of India, it is unfortunate that it is not part of national anthem on other hand Sindh is mentioned, which is no longer part of India but part of Pakistan, which is a hostile country."
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