LALIT calls on Prime Minister to announce Constitutional Amendment tomorrow to make Mauritian Kreol an Official Language in Parliament alongside English, and to make Bhojpuri permissible in the same way that French is.



(Sent today, Easter Monday, 2016)

To: Prime Minister, Hon. Aneerood Jugnauth.
28 March 2016

Dear Sir,

We are re-iterating our demand for a Constitutional Amendment, in the context of the retransmission live of Parliament by the MBC, to allow Kreol to be used as official language, on a par with English, and, following your public reaction to this proposal (below) of 29 Dec 2014 just after your election addressed to you and the Speaker, we propose amending our proposal so that, just as French can be used to address the Chair (while it is mother tongue to 4%), so can Bhojpuri (which is mother tongue to 6%). We understand that there is a large majority of the people, as well as many of your colleagues in Government, who are in favour of such a law. Since the introduction of Mauritian Kreol and Bhojpuri in schools as subjects, there are the necessary technicians to co-ordinate the “amenagement” that will be necessary for the use of these languages in the National Assembly. The MIE, MGI and Universities (UoM and Open University) can supply technicians. Government could also call for volunteers.

Our request is that tomorrow you announce the amendment.

At the same time, we request that you set up two technical committees led by Parliamentarians who are in favour, with a view to introducing the language/s in, say, three months’ time.

Yours sincerely,
Alain Ah-Vee
For LALIT

LALIT
153 Main Road, Grand River North West,
Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius.

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