Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday accused the BJP-led Centre of being ‘brazen’ over ‘imposition’ of Hindi and asserted that his celebration, the ruling DMK, would proceed to withstand any makes an attempt to pressure the language upon the folks or the State.
Addressing a Language Martyrs Day public assembly right here, held in honour of those that had died as a part of the anti-Hindi agitation within the State previously, MK Stalin stated the ruling BJP on the Centre has made it a apply to “impose Hindi.”
“The BJP authorities which is ruling the Indian Union has made it a apply to impose Hindi — from administration to education– (and) they suppose they’ve come to energy to impose Hindi.”
“Like one nation, one faith, one election, one (entrance) take a look at, one meals, one tradition, they’re attempting to destroy the tradition of different nationwide races with one language,” CM Stalin, additionally the DMK president, charged.
Recalling an October 2022 State Assembly decision in opposition to Hindi imposition, MK Stalin stated “Our struggles in opposition to Hindi imposition will proceed. Our efforts to guard Tamil will proceed ceaselessly.”
He alleged, “The BJP authorities is overtly into Hindi imposition.” While it celebrates Hindi Day, the identical was not the case with different State languages.
“The significance proven to Hindi will not be solely ignoring different languages but additionally quantities to destroying them,” he stated.
He additional stated that between 2017-20, the Centre granted Rs 643 crore in direction of selling Sanskrit. The allocation for Tamil was a little bit lesss than Rs 23 crore, he added.
“We will not be enemy to any language. One can study as many languages out of 1’s personal curiosity. At the identical time, we’ll oppose any transfer to impose one thing,” the Chief Minister added.
Following the a number of anti-Hindi agitations, former Chief Minister CN Annadurai had introduced a laws to make sure a two-language formulation of Tamil and English due to which the youth from the State had been profitable in lots of components of the world, CM Stalin stated.
“Anna did this to make sure the sacrifice of the language martyrs didn’t go waste,” MK Stalin stated in regards to the two-language formulation.
He recalled that Anna, the DMK founder, after main the celebration to energy in 1967 for the primary time, gave Tamil Nadu its current title.
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