‘Too Much Flowery Language’: Delhi HC Slams Use Of Urdu, Persian By Cops In FIRs; Seeks Explanation
‘Too Much Flowery Language’: Delhi HC Slams Use Of Urdu, Persian By Cops In FIRs; Seeks ExplanationDelhi HC (@peeram_jangid/Twitter) 

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday (7 August) directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to explain the use of Persian or Urdu terms in a FIR when the same are not used by the complainant, reports The Hindu.

“Too much flowery language, the meaning of which is to be found out by a dictionary, should not be used. An FIR should be in the words of the complainant,” said the Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar.

The HC bench was hearing a petition filed by advocate Vishalakshi Goel seeking directions to the Delhi Police not to use Urdu and Persian words in FIRs.

“The police is there for public at large and not just for persons with doctorate degree in Urdu or Persian. Simple language should be used, instead of high-sounding words. People have to know what is written. It is applicable to use of English also. Do not use bombastic language,” the bench said.

Listing the case for further hearing on 25 November, the HC directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to file an affidavit explaining whether the Urdu or Persian words are used by the complainant or the agency.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber