From this Monday, September 18, we need to get used to talking about Bharat and the “Bharaties” instead of talking about India and Indians.
The Asian country cThe nomenclature will change once Parliament approves it. in a debate that began today and will last five days. The purpose of this special session of Parliament is to be able to distance oneself from the British colonial past,which lasted two centuries and is interpreted by a large part of the population as a sign of slavery.
Both denominations are co-official and appear in the constitution, but Bharat is the colloquial name for their country..
Farewell to the Parliament building, a symbol of the colonial yoke
In addition, Indian parliamentarians said goodbye to the nearly century-old building that houses both houses of Parliament and was built under the British yoke at the start of a five-day special session and before moving to a new headquarters.
This measure has been described as a new move by the Prime Minister’s Hindu nationalist governmentNarendra Modi, for shedding colonial remnants, such as the controversial decision to use Bharat instead of India on multiple occasions during the recent G20 summit.
“Us We say goodbye to this historic building. Before independence it was the seat of the Imperial (British) Legislative Council and After independence it became the parliament“Modi said in a speech to the House of Commons.
The President noted that the decision to construct the building, which was to become a reality after independence from the British Empire in 1947, Seat of both chambers of parliament “was taken over by foreign rulers.”
“But we must never forget it and can proudly say that the effort, hard work and money invested in the construction belonged to my compatriots,” he said.