Tamil Nadu against Hindi imposition: Signboards with Hindi text blackened

June 8 : Tamil Nadu registered its opposition to the imposition of HIndi language as compulsory by painting the Hindi text signages’ at various offices with black paint.

Text in Hindi language on signages’ at BSNL office, Post Office and outside Trichy Airport found painted black, today.

After the massive victory in Lok Sabha 2019 election, the Hindi debate has once again erupted in Tamil Nadu.

The draft National Education Policy, proposed by Ministry of Human Resources and Development on Friday, suggests teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states.

The 500-page report states that non-Hindi speaking states would include the regional language, English and Hindi, while states, where Hindi is spoken, would have English and another modern Indian language in addition to Hindi.

This has sparked the Hindi language debate in Tamil Nadu once again.
The Opposition parties in Tamil Nadu concurred with anti-Hindi sentiments of the government.

AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran said, “Imposing Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states will destroy pluralism. This would make non-Hindi speakers second class citizens.”

DMK termed the policy proposal as a direct attack on the state and its linguistic culture.

“I warn BJP any such move will cause them a huge disaster,” DMK leader MK Stalin said. MDMK leader Vaiko warned of a “language war”.

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