Hindi included as third official court language in Abu Dhabi

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Dubai: Abu Dhabi has included Hindi as the third official court language alongside Arabic and English to improve access to justice, reports said.

Media reports said it is a landmark decision as Abu Dhabi Judicial Department said it has extended the adoption of interactive forms of statement of claims filed before courts.

Inclusion of Hindi language alongside Arabic and English will expedite the legal process in labour cases, the report added.

The report further said it was aimed at helping Hindi speakers to learn about litigation procedures.

The Indian community in the UAE is the largest expatriate community in the country numbering 2.6 million that  constitutes 30 per cent of the total population.

Undersecretary of the ADJD, Yousef Saeed Al Abri, said the adoption of multilingual interactive forms for claim sheets, grievances and requests is aimed at  promoting judicial services in the country.

He indicated that the extension of the adoption of interactive forms in several languages comes under the directives of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and ADJD Chairman.

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