[lg policy] India: Centre Trying to Wipe Tamil Out Through Government Orders in Hindi and Sanskrit, says Ex-DMK Min

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Tue Jan 27 20:20:43 UTC 2015

Centre Trying to Wipe Tamil Out Through GOs in Hindi and Sanskrit, says
Ex-DMK Minister

By Express News Service

Published: 27th January 2015 06:00 AM

Last Updated: 27th January 2015 06:00 AM
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PUDUCHERRY: Former DMK minister of Tamil Nadu, Ponmudi said the Narendra
Modi-led BJP government at the Centre was trying to impose Hindi and
Sanskrit by making announcements in Hindi and issuing Government Orders
(GOs) in the same language.

Addressing a gathering to honour “Mozhipor Thyagigal” on Saturday night, he
said that the central government was trying to obliterate Tamil language by
forcefully imposing Hindi.

Recalling that former Tamil Nadu Chief Minster “Anna” had opposed the three
language policy introduced by the then central government and supported the
two language policy, Ponmudi said the history of sacrificing lives for
language is among Tamilians only. “No one could deny that it was the DMK
which organized agitations against the imposition of Hindi and that Hindi
will not be made a compulsory subject here. Presently, Tamil is awaiting
danger,” he said. Ponmudi added it was during the regime of Kalainger
(Karunanidhi) that Tamil was made the medium of instruction in colleges.
“Those who do not have any concern about language and creed are trying to
spoil the Tamil feelings and social justice in the State,” he said. He
added saying that in China and Japan, even a university vice-chancellor
does not know English and they use their mother tongue.

Convener of local unit of DMK, Dr M A S Subramanian, chose the occasion to
slam the ruling N R Congress government in Puducherry by terming it as an
“inefficient” and non-functioning one.

He squarely blamed Chief Minster Rangasamy for the severe financial crisis
and said none of the promises given to the people were implemented during
the last four years of rule.

Pointing that the chief minister is keeping 36 portfolios, including the
Home, he said the law and order has not been under control. Six murders
happened in Puducherry in between January 8 and Jan 22 and in
Kirumambakkam, a woman was murdered in broad daylight, he added.

Meanwhile, he also exhorted the cadre to work extra hard to win the
elections here next year as the formation of a DMK government with
administrative efficiency and knowledge will be able manage and overcome
the financial crisis.

Former Chief Minister R V Janakiraman and others were also present.
Meanwhile, the DMK honoured Sita Vedanayakam and others, who took part in
the anti-Hindi agitation 50 years back.


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