Voices grow louder against Amit Shah’s Hindi push
Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s assertion that Hindi, as the most spoken language, could work to unite the country continued to draw sharp reaction from the Opposition parties on Sunday. “The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly opposes these efforts, which stem from the RSS conception of one nation, one culture, one language,” the party said in a statement, rejecting the “imposition of Hindi”.
The party said Mr. Shah’s “announcement that Hindi should be treated as the national language runs contrary to the spirit of the Constitution and our country’s linguistic diversity”.
In Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan described the move as a planned attempt to trigger a controversy and divert attention from real issues.…
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- ‘No Shah, Sultan or Samrat can impose Hindi on us’ (Sep 16, 2019, Deccan Herald)
- India bigger than Hindi, Hindus: Opposition slams Amit Shah’s push for Hindi as national language (Sep 14, 2019, India Today)
- BJP’s ‘one nation, one language’ formula direct attack on all non-Hindi speaking states (Sep 15, 2019, UNI)