16 Sep 2013

First Urdu legal dictionary published in India

An Urdu law dictionary, the first of its kind in India, the 'Kanoon Lugat' with 52,000 terms, has just been published.

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Also published were Urdu translations of the Indian Penal Code and the Indian Evidence Actd. Leading criminal lawyer Majeed Memon said: 'In my four decades in the legal career, I have never come across any law books in Urdu and this should help us all.' Another lawyer, Shahid N Ansari, told IBN Live: 'It will immensely help the legal fraternity, especially the litigants to understand the legal nuances in their cases in courts.'

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