THE CONSTITUTION (TWENTY-FIRST
AMENDMENT) ACT, 1967
Statement of Objects and
Reasons appended to the Constitution
(Twenty-second Amendment) Bill, 1966 (Bill No. XXIV of 1966) which
was enacted as THE CONSTITUTION (Twenty-first Amendment) Act, 1967
STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS
There have been persistent demands from the
Sindhi-speaking people for
the inclusion of the Sindhi language in the Eighth Schedule to the
Constitution. Although at present Sindhi is not a regional language
in a well-defined area, it used to be the language of a province of
the undivided India and, but for partition, would have continued to be
so. The Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities has also recommended
the inclusion of Sindhi in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.
On 4th November, 1966, it was announced that Government had decided to
include the Sindhi language in the
Eighth Schedule to the
Constitution. The Bill seeks to give effect to this decision.
Y. B. CHAVAN.
The 15th November, 1966.
THE CONSTITUTION (TWENTY-FIRST AMENDMENT) ACT,
[10th April, 1967.]
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Eighteenth
Year of the Republic of
India as follows:-
1. Short title.-
This Act may be called the Constitution
(Twenty-first Amendment) Act, 1967.
2. Amendment of Eighth
Schedule.-In the Eighth Schedule to
(a) entries 12 to 14 shall be re-numbered as
entries 13 to 15 respec-
(b) before entry "13" as
so re-numbered, the entry "12. Sindhi."
shall be inserted.