Recognise SOURASHTRI language and include it in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.

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DEMAND TO IDENTIFY & DECLARE SOURASHTRA / SOURASHTRI AS AN INDEPENDENT
LANGUAGE AND LIST IT UNDER SCHEDULE VIII of the Constitution of India.

The Govt. of India has not properly identified the status of an ancient & independent language that is found primarily in Tamil Nadu viz., SOURASHTRA(M) OR SOURASHTRI- the roots of which go as far back as the days of the Rig Vedas whose period may be assigned c.2000-1500 B.C.
The Sourashtras of Tamil Nadu have migrated from the ancient soil of Saurashtra which is now a part of Gujarat State. They are now having a population of 10 to 15 lakhs mostly in Tamilnadu and in lesser numbers in other South Indian States. They are unique in preserving their ancient language for many centuries in the States where they have settled. The language has huge literature including Ramayana, Bhagavad Getta, Niiti Shambhu and kiirtanaas by Saints like Sri Venkata Ramana Bhagavathar, Sriman Natana Goplala Nayaki, Kavi Venkata Suri etc. Two of the writers have been honoured with Bhasha Samman Awards by Sahitya Academy.
In Government records,the language of this community has been degraded to the status of a dialect of Gujarati. Actually Gujarati is the great granddaughter of Sourashtri from the point of their births. A newly born language, Gujarati, after nearly 3000 years after the birth of Sourashtri can never be considered as the parent language for Sourashtri and hence THE STAND OF THE GOVT OF INDIA LABELLING SOURASHTRI AS THE DIALECT OF GUJARATI CAN NOT BE ACCEPTED ON ANY SCORE.

The current wrong notions held by the Govt. of India in connection with
the linguistic aspects of Sourashtri should be corrected,on proper analysis or study, if there need be. 
Sourashtram(m)/Sourashtri should be identified & declared AS AN INDEPENDENT
LANGUAGE AND LISTED UNDER SCHEDULE VIII. Only then some of the major the
constitutional benefits can be enjoyed by the Sourashtras of Tamilnadu and other Southern States.
Hence we demand to the Govt. of India Sourashtram(m)/Sourashtri should be identified & declared AS AN INDEPENDENT
LANGUAGE AND LISTED UNDER SCHEDULE VIII of the Indian Constitution.