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Typing 'Namak Haram Country' in google gives this page[edit]

As raised on my talk and in the media from both countries (ours, theirs); typing this term (meaning "traitor" per this book) we get this article as the first result. Their media finds this funny and ours think it's a hack or SEO glitch because of apparently typing the movie name gives the associated country--I tried this on Sholay, didn't work. Just wanted to confirm, besides this being amusing, that this isn't our fault at all. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 19:18, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Watch out buddy. Daily Pakistan is a reliable source. Don't you try and put your WP:OR spin on it! -- Kautilya3 (talk) 21:56, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
Lolz, That is funny! 😁, I wonder who did that! Sheriff | ☎ 911 | 22:27, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
Well apparently, Google does connect movies with countries [1]. Never knew that! -- Kautilya3 (talk) 09:35, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
Oh well, that explains this. Update: This doesn't work any longer, no doubt they've removed India from the result after media coverage and/or numerous angry complaints on their feedback service. Ugog Nizdast (talk) 09:50, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Indipendence struggle senior edit request[edit]

Under Indian independence struggle, more information must be added.

Mahatma Gandhi's last independence movement "Quit India movement" ended unsuccessfully by 1944. So, reference on independence related events between 1944-1946(when British actually left) must be added, notably Royal Indian Navy munity of February, 1946 ( ) and events between leader Subhas Chandra Bose and Indian National Army(INA).

These events are important or else the reader will be left to wonder about the time between 1944-46 and the actually reasons for British exit in 1947. Ibaruah (talk) 09:49, 8 October 2016 (UTC)

National language[edit]

Everyone,In this country knows that Hindi is our national language and here it shows none.Are you joking??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:15, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

No, it is not. Do you have a reliable source? -- Kautilya3 (talk) 23:57, 16 October 2016 (UTC)
Hindi is India's official language, not national language. India does not have a national language. There is a difference between a national language and an official language. — MBlaze Lightning T 14:37, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 October 2016[edit]

Prasadbaraskar28 (talk) 06:28, 20 October 2016 (UTC) '''INDIA IS LAND OF GOD'''''''''

And this is an encylcopaedia. —SpacemanSpiff 06:57, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

lead sction[edit]

India is a country in south asia --->

  • India is a country in South asia that is a federal republic governed under a parliamentary system and consists of 29 states and 7 union territories Saadkhan12345 (talk) 13:19, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
    Too wordy. Current lead is perfect. --regentspark (comment) 14:21, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

IAST in lead[edit]

Is there a necessity for the IAST in the lead of the article and the infobox? Nowhere in WP:MOSIN does it say that IAST must be included in the lead. And WP:INDICSCRIPT says, "It is suggested that IPA be used for help with pronunciation". "Bhārat Gaṇarājya" is not IPA. And even if it were, is "Bhārat Gaṇarājya" supposed to help English readers pronounce "Republic of India"? I think it's completely unnecessary and I've removed it. - Nirinsanity (talk) 20:16, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

  • I agree with you, "Bhārat Gaṇarājya" is unnecessary in English article. Even the pronunciation of Bharat and Hindustan in Etymology should be removed. Because there are many other languages in India and the name, pronunciation is different in different languages. - Ab abhi (talk) 20:57, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Official language of India (Republic of India)[edit]

According to article 343 (1), (2) and (3) of the Constitution of India, Hindi and English are the official languages of the union (i.e. The central government). Government of India [Indian Union] has official languages, India doesn’t. The central government should use Hindi/English in all its documents and boards. However, the central government cannot force other governments or private businesses to use a particular language. The states can set their own official languages. The Article 343 applies only to the Indian Union [Central government] and not all of India. This is why it mentions “official language of the union” and not “official language of the republic”. This article is about India or Republic of India (This article is not about Indian union or Government of India). So it's incorrect to mention official language of India (Republic of India) as Hindi and English in the infobox. So I modified like this. - Ab abhi (talk) 04:11, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

The infobox should be reverted to what it was, the above argument is rather tenuous, of course by nature an official language is that of the government of the entity, in this case India. That is the meaning of an official language. If you wish to debate that meaning then you'd have to take it up with the various dictionaries. I'm reverting back to the long standing version. —SpacemanSpiff 10:17, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
Meaning of Official language - "An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in a particular country, state, or other jurisdiction. Typically a country's official language refers to the language used within government (e.g., courts, parliament, administration)". But mentioning Hindi and English as the official language of India (Republic of India) is incorrect. Because, only the central government is not considered as India. State governments, courts etc are also come under Republic of India. Every state has its own official language and the recommended language in Supreme Court and High court is English, However in High court any other language is allowed to use. Language to be used in the Legislature is official language or languages of the State or Hindi or English. Saying Hindi and English as official language of Republic of India is completely wrong, when it is clearly mentioned that Hindi and English are official languages of the Union. So it's better to mention Hindi and English as "Official language of the Union" in the infobox..- Ab abhi (talk) 13:40, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
Your argument is with the definition of official language. THat doesn't belong here. —SpacemanSpiff 13:46, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
My argument is - Hindi and English are not declared as official language of 'India' or 'Republic of India'. Please read this, They haven't mentioned the official language for whole India or Republic of India. Because it is different for central government, state government, court and legislature - Ab abhi (talk) 14:28, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
You are arguing on the definition of Official language. Please refer a dictionary. —SpacemanSpiff 14:40, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
I know the meaning of Official language and here I'm talking about official language of India. Please read the constitution of India - Ab abhi (talk) 14:46, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but you're not making much sense. Official language of an entity refers to whatever languages are declared official by the government of that entity. India has official languages and those are mentioned in this article. Indian states have the same or other official languages and, presumably, those are listed in individual state articles. --regentspark (comment) 21:32, 22 October 2016 (UTC)