Refuse Assent: Bhasha Andolan requests the Governor

Roving Reporter

Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Bill, 2018 being a notoriously worded legislation passed by the Assembly on May 02, 2018 sans application of legislative mind, pregnant with deficiencies and illegalities as pointed out by the Bhasha Andolan, Orissa, its Chairman Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, on behalf of the Organization that has been spearheading the unique movement of the people of Orissa for amendment of the Act to provide for punishment to the contraveners thereof, has urged upon the Governor in a Memorandum to refuse assent to the adopted Bill and to return the same to the Assembly for removing the faults, which, unless removed, would mar the purpose of the legislation.

Here is the copy of the Memorandum:

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