While replying to a tweet of DMK party’s Women’s wing secretary Kanimozhi, S.Ve Shekar said that one cannot pronounce India without using “Hindi”. With the ruling AIADMK rejected the three-language formula outright and reiterating two language policy, the state thwarted a perceived third attempt for imposition of Hindi in the last 83 years.
In the 1937, the first attempt of Hindi imposition was prevented through a series of protest by Dravidar Kazhagam and a few other organisations in the Madras Presidency. In 1967, massive agitations led by DMK spoiled the second attempt. Now, Chief minister Edappadi K Pazhaniswamy did the same by rejecting the policy.
Meanwhile, DMK’s Kanimozhi, recently posted a tweet narrating an experience she had in an airport. She said that a CISF officer asked her if she is an Indian when she asked her to speak in Tamil or English. She questioned how knowing Hindi became the primary eligibility of being an Indian. “Today at the airport a CISF officer asked me if “I am an Indian” when I asked her to speak to me in tamil or English as I did not know Hindi. I would like to know from when being indian is equal to knowing Hindi.” read her tweet.
Today at the airport a CISF officer asked me if “I am an Indian” when I asked her to speak to me in tamil or English as I did not know Hindi. I would like to know from when being indian is equal to knowing Hindi.#hindiimposition— Kanimozhi (கனிமொழி) (@KanimozhiDMK) August 9, 2020
BJP member and actor S.VE Shekar made a reply tweet saying that 3 language policy should be implemented to sort ot such issue. He said that it will help CISF officers to learn Hindi. “LIke URUDHU in TN govt./pvt schools u can support HINDHI also to Govt school children.”wrote Shekar in his tweet who also added that one cannot pronounce “இந்தியா” without using Hindi.
Check out his reply tweet here :
That is why 3 language policy should be implemented. Will help future CISF officers to learn Tamil. LIke URUDHU in TN govt./pvt schools u can support HINDHI also to Govt school children. Without HINDI you can’t pronounce இந்தியா🇮🇳🇮🇳@neerangautam @BJP4India @JPNadda @apmbjp https://t.co/Xun1ixd1Vw— S.VE.SHEKHER🇮🇳 (@SVESHEKHER) August 9, 2020
This tweet irked many of the Tamil nadu based twitter users who confronted him through their reply tweets. “India cannot be pronounced without Hindi? What next? India cannot be pronounced without Hindu?I don’t mind learning or speaking in Hindi. But not when forced. Who are they to decide those who don’t know Hindi are not Indians?” asked one of a follower whereas another one said “Let me suggest an easier option. Recruit CSIF from local population who will be comfortable in the local regional language.” in his comment.
Check out some of their reactions below :
ஹிந்தி படிச்சிட்டு வட இந்தியா ல போய் பானிபூரி விக்கவா… அவனுங்களா ஒழுங்கா தமிழ் கத்துக்க சொல்லுங்க பாணி ய கேட்ட? மசாலா பூரிய தரனுங்க— மோ.திராவிடசெல்வன் (@DravidaMohan) August 9, 2020
எங்களுக்கு ஹிந்தி சொல்லிகுடுக்குறது இருக்கட்டும்… இந்த ஹிந்திகாரப்பயலுகளுக்கு தயவுசெய்து train reservation அப்புடின்னா என்னானு சொல்லிகுடுங்க சேகர்…— Noorul Ameen (@IamNoorul_Ameen) August 9, 2020
பூரா பயலுங்களும் நாங்க பண்ணின reservation ல வந்து உட்காந்துக்குறாய்ங்க…
பால் பாக்கெட் கேட்க ஒரு மொழி போதாதா? மூன்று மொழி வேண்டுமா?— என் பார்வையில் உலகம் (@en_parvai) August 9, 2020
Let me suggest an easier option. Recruit CSIF from local population who will be comfortable in the local regional language.— Sai N Sukumaran (@SaiNSukumaran) August 9, 2020
India cannot be prounounced without Hindi?— Kameshwaran (@kamesh120474) August 11, 2020
What next? India cannot be prounounced without Hindu?
I don't mind learning or speaking in Hindi. But not when forced.
Who are they to decide those who don't know Hindi are not Indians?
தமிழ் தெரிஞ்ச officers அங்க வேலைக்கு போட்டா போதும்… இதுக்கு எதுக்கு ஹிந்தி?… 🤦… India is an union and not hindia…இதுல முன்னாள் MLA வேற 😏😏— கார்த்தி | Karthi (@attur_karthi) August 10, 2020
ஆங்கிலம் தெரியாத கூமுட்டைகளை ஏன்டா ஏர்போட்டில் வேலைக்கு வெச்சுருக்கீங்க நாய் சேகர்— #SaveDemocracy டார்வின் (@stasac01) August 9, 2020
என்னா அடி !!! pic.twitter.com/khDJiSGRUU— Savukku_Shankar (@savukku) August 11, 2020
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