Karnataka: Railways policy favors Tamil, discriminates against Kannada

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Mon Dec 18 15:01:48 UTC 2006

KARNATAKA Dec 18, 2006

Protest against anti-Kannada railway order
Sunday December 17 2006 14:42 IST

MYSORE: Noted writers, intellectuals and Kannada Sahitya Parishat
activists staged a dharna in front of the Mysore Railway Station
protesting against its controversial orders to remove Kannada boards in
trains. They shouted slogans against the Railway Ministry. Addressing the
protestors, former Union minister V Srinivasa Prasad criticised the
stepmotherly attitude of the Centre. While it has permitted sign boards
in Hindi, English and Tamil, why this discrimination against Kannada, they

He appealed to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and MPs, regardless of party
affiliations to launch a movement to save Kannada. He said that it was not
right to neglect Kannada with the tri-language policy. Prasad said that
they would intensify the agitation if the centre did not withdraw its
order favouring Tamil.



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