Abu Dhabi, Feb 10 (IBNS): Hindi will be the third official court language in Abu Dhabi after Arabic and English, The Times of India said.
On Saturday, the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) said it had extended the adoption of interactive statement forms of claims filed before courts to Hindi in labour cases.
This is a development that India's ruling BJP is likely to flaunt as a feather in their cap in the run up to the general election.
According to the report, the move intends to help Hindi speakers learn about litigation processes, their duties and rights without any language barrier.
The Indian community is 2.5 million strong in the UAE, around 30 per cent of the total population.
"This is in addition to facilitating registration procedures to the public through simplified and easy forms and raising litigants' legal awareness via interactive forms of the statements of claims, to ensure access to the legal materials related to the subject of the dispute," the Khaleej Times quoted undersecretary of the ADJD, Yousef Saeed Al Abri, as saying.