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Tamil Politicians Fear Imposition of Hindi

Tamil inscriptions carved 1000 years ago on the wall of the Brihadeeswarar temple
Politicians in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu have been raising concerns over the country’s National Education Policy, arguing that the policy could be used as a way to impose the Hindi language, according to the New Indian Express. While the policy emphasizes that instruction will be given in students’ mother tongues or the local language, the policy also...

Making Hindi Official at the UN

The Indian government is prepared to spend up to four billion rupees ($63 million) to make Hindi one of the official languages of the UN, according to the country’s external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj. Speaking in the Lok Sabha (India’s lower house of parliament) last month, Swaraj said that the only hindrance to making Hindi an official UN language was...

‘Hindi Not Imposed,’ Indian Government Reassures

The Indian government has attempted to quell fears that Hindi would be imposed over other Indian languages and stated that no such rule would be put into effect. The concern that Hindi would be forced over other languages has garnered recent protest, including a campaign called Namma Metro Hindi Beda, which has gained attention of the central government. “Hindi is...
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