Gauhati HC wants to know if it is Guwahati or Gauhati
GUWAHATI: Acting on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by advocate Arup Borbora, the Gauhati High Court on Wednesday sent a notice to the Assam government to clarify its stand on how the city name should be spelt – Gauhati or Guwahati?
Many institutions use the older Gauhati, as they had been set up during the British period or a few years later. But newer establishments are using Guwahati as the spelling.
Some of the popular institutions like Gauhati University, Gauhati High Court, Gauhati Commerce College use the older spelling. Newer institutions like Guwahati Municipal Corporation, Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority, Guwahati Refinery use the Guwahati spelling.
(L) Guwahati Refinery (R) Gauhati high Court