Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, July 15:- Members of various pro-regional language organisations held a meeting in Bengaluru on Saturday to oppose Hindi imposition by Centre.
The conference organised by Karnataka Rakshana Vedike in which members of Raj Thackeray’s MNS and M K Stalin’s DMK take part. The activist condemns the Centre’s policy of Hindi imposition in various forms.
Recently, following protests by pro-Kannada activists in Bengaluru, the Namma Metro authorities had to remove Hindi signage at metro stations.
Karnataka Rakshana Vedike approached Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to strengthen the fight against Hindi imposition on non-Hindi states.
DMK became the first choice for KRV since its working President M K Stalin was the first politician to raise his voice against Hindi being used on highway milestones in Tamil Nadu and threatened to begin a language agitation.
MNS is also an important player in Maharashtra, under the leadership of Raj Thackeray has done so much work for locals and local languages.KRV intends to bring together that fight for regional language from Assam, Odisha, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
Recently a row erupted over the issue of missing Kannada language bank challis in most banks in Karnataka. Saturday’s event also saw writers like Baraguru Ramachandrappa and Champa take part apart from seers and language activists.
MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande and DMK’s MP Tiruchi Siva and spokesperson Saravanan took part in the conference on their party’s behalf.