Lately, A draft on the New Education Policy suggested that Hindi should be included in all schools, including in non-Hindi speaking states. The volatile protest had forced the Center to announce that the NEP was only a draft and that the Centre would decide upon implementing it based on feedback from the public.
Now a recent tweet of BJP leader Amit Shah has stirred controversy as he stated that Hindi should be the identity of India. The main motto of his tweet is nothing but on “One Country, One Language”
“India is a country of different languages and every language has its own importance but it is very important to have a language of the whole country which should become the identity of India in the world,” Mr. Shah wrote on Twitter.
“Today, if one language can do the work of tying the country to the door of unity, then it is the most spoken Hindi language,” he added.
In another tweet, the home minister appealed the people to increase the usage of Hindi language to realise the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. “Today, on the occasion of Hindi Day, I appeal to all the citizens of the country that we should increase the use of our mother tongue and also use the Hindi language as one language to realise the dreams of Bapu and iron man Sardar Patel. Happy Hindi Day,” Amit Shah said.
Social media users across Tamilnadu expressing their outrage by mocking the statement of Amit Shah. They even trolled it to some extent. Check out some of their reactions here :
All those demanding Hindi to be made the national language should be forced to learn Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam first. Let’s see whether they will continue with their ludicrous demand then! #StopHindiImperialism— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) September 14, 2019
I'm a proud Tamil-speaking Indian & will continue being so. I don't know Hindi. I've survived thus far & will survive, too. I will learn a language ONLY if I feel like; not when someone forces. Also, stop saying #Hindi "is the National language." IT IS NOT. #StopHindiImposition— Subhakeerthana (@bhakisundar) September 14, 2019
India is a union of 29 states & 7 unions.India is a union not a single state ever been to make singularity . Try to understand India’s soul is in its Unity among its several religions & languages and multifacet https://t.co/PAXE1nxlXn’s our pride and identity #StopHindiImposition https://t.co/C38nmVyNiN— C V Kumar (@icvkumar) September 14, 2019
தெறி SPEECH by @ikamalhaasan!— 𝒎𝒂𝒔𝒔 𝗠𝗔𝗛𝗔𝗥𝗔𝗝𝗔 ᴹᴺᴹ (@Mass_Maharaja) September 14, 2019
⭐️அறிஞர்கள் எல்லாம் கூடித்தான் இந்திய திணிக்கப்பாத்தாங்க.
திணிச்சாலாம் நாங்க சாப்பிடமாட்டோம்.
வேணான்னு துப்பிட்டோம் – #KamalHaasan 👌#StopHindiImposition#StopHindiImperialism
##தமிழ்வாழ்க 💪 pic.twitter.com/sLa5lmtTcO
Soon the crow is going to be our national bird, because it’s seen everywhere …. chappati our national food ….— Sash (@sash041075) September 14, 2019
and we are (un)growing at 5% ….. ahhh who cares ….
Rendu idli …..
Tamils fighting among themselves for various reasons, party affiliations and then @AmitShah tweets about Hindi & unites everyone.— Madras Kaaran (@MadrasMemoirs) September 14, 2019
Romba Thanks Thambi.#தமிழ்வாழ்க #StopHindiImposition #StopHindiImperialism pic.twitter.com/Xqi1RSba1H
சார்…..அந்த வேலையின்மை பிரச்னை?— Sonia Arunkumar (@rajakumaari) September 14, 2019
ஹிந்தி பேசனும் எல்லாரும்!
மேடம்…அந்த பொருளாதார சரிவு…..?
அந்த…..மோட்டார் துறை பிரச்னை…..!!
எல்லாரும் அமைதியா யோகா பண்ணுங்க! #தமிழ்_வாழ்க #StopHindiImposition #StopHindiImperialism
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