Mumbai: Ahead of Independence Day, a retired
professor has approached the Bombay High Court challenging the
use of the word `Sindh` in the national anthem and has sought
to replace it with the word `Sindhu`.
According to the petitioner, Shreekanth Malushte, the
word `Sindh` in the anthem was replaced by the word `Sindhu`
in January 1950 by the government.
"However, the national anthem continues to be sung and
broadcast in a wrong manner by using incorrect words," the
It further mentions that `Sindh` is a part of Pakistan
while `Sindhu` river is in India.
"The national anthem is sung in two difference versions
in this country. While some use the correct word `Sindhu`,
several others continue singing with the wrong word," Malushte
The petition seeks directions to be issued to the
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Home
Affairs and Ministry of Culture to clarify and use the correct
The petition is likely to come up for hearing on