Treat all languages equally, save linguistic diversity

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By Kanva

While Modi is free to talk in whatever language he wishes to, at the same time his government should ensure that Hindi imposition on Non-Hindi states stops.

Representational Image. Reuters

Representational Image. Reuters

All languages in this country should be treated as equal and state government should get the freedom to decide in what language they want to interact with central government instead of limiting option to just two languages.

Right now, the Official Languages Act needs to be revisited and ensure that all 22 scheduled languages become the official languages of the Indian Union.

This would be good measure since unnecessary focus on Hindi is threatening the linguistic diversity and creating barriers for non-Hindi states in terms of employment, mobility etc.

Updated Date: Jun 05, 2014 16:19 PM

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