India VS Bharat Row: Amidst rumors of possible renaming of India to Bharat, a United Nations (UN) official said on Wednesday (06 September) that the United Nations should consider renaming countries whenever When a request is received, he considers it. Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, also cited the example of renaming Turkey to Turkiye.
According to the news agency PTI, Farhan said, “In the case of Turkey, we had responded to a formal request sent to us by the government. Obviously, if we get such requests, we consider them.” He said this in response to a question in which he was asked whether the name of India can be changed to Bharat.
What’s the matter?
Actually, at the dinner invitation to the G-20 summit, the President was called President of India instead of President of India. After this speculation started that the Government of India is going to change the name of the country. This question came to the fore when the special session of Parliament is about to begin and its agenda has not been revealed. In such a situation, rumors are going on that a change in the name can also be discussed in this session.
PM Modi gave strict instructions
Though the Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his cabinet colleagues on Wednesday (September 06) about ‘India’ Instructed to avoid political controversy on the issue of name. According to news agency PTI, renaming India to Bharat would only require an amendment to the Constitution which would have to be passed by a two-thirds majority in both houses of Parliament.