The episode "exposed" the BJP-led government's agenda of imposing Hindi through its officials, the DMK's MK Stalin alleged
The incident is understood to have taken place when Kanimozhi was at the Chennai international airport to take a flight to Delhi
The BJP asked if the lawmakers from TN, who opposed the three-language policy, would surrender the 10 Kendriya Vidyalaya seats allotted under the quota for Members of Parliament
The DMK leader alleged that the sweeping reforms were not a new education policy but 'a glossy coat on the old oppressive Manusmriti'
Controversy over Telugu 'imposition' in TN is symptomatic of growing linguistic nationalism in India
Violence is a logical expression of linguistic nationalism, not an unexpected deviation from its chartered course towards cultural homogenisation and the erasure of histories of cultural interactions. By politicising linguistic identities, communities are compelled to compete against one another to secure social and political capital for themselves, vying for limited commodities of space and power — something that can all too easily descend into violence.
Hindi should not be imposed as concept of common language 'unfortunately' not possible in India, says Rajinikanth
Veteran actor Rajinikanth said the concept of a common language in India was not possible and asserted any attempts of Hindi imposition would not be only be resisted by southern states, but even many in the North
India's many languages are not her weakness, says Rahul Gandhi days after Amit Shah pitches for Hindi as unifying language
Days after Home Minister Amit Shah pitched for Hindi as a common language for the country, Rahul Gandhi on Monday said India's many languages are not its weakness.
'Kannada principal language in Karnataka, not Hindi': BS Yediyurappa shuns Amit Shah's one nation, one language proposal, says 'no compromise'
Yediyurappa's comments about 'Hindi imposition' assume significance given the closeness that BJP leadership and the Karnataka chief minister share, especially since the development comes almost a month after Yediyurappa's swearing in and picking his new cabinet.
Unpacking Amit Shah's Hindi Divas comment: 'Himperialism' is characteristic of BJP's empire-building ambitions
It is odd that Indian languages apart from Hindi should be chosen for sacrifice in this battle against “foreign languages”, but in any case, which “foreign languages”, in the plural, are being referring to?
Hindi 'imposition' debate: Schools can play key role in promoting integration through 3-language formula
The language debate has again assumed significance in the light of remarks made by Home Minister Amit Shah.
Pinarayi Vijayan lashes out at Amit Shah's remarks on Hindi, says notion that language can unite country 'absurd'
Vijayan said people in the southern, western and eastern parts of the country do not speak Hindi and to make it the primary language in these areas amounted to rejecting their mother tongues.
South parties, Oppn hit out at Amit Shah’s pitch for common language on Hindi Divas, highlight need to ‘respect, protect nurture' India's diversity
'Amit Shah's Hindi pitch appeared to be an attempt to make non-Hindi speaking people 'second-class citizens,' DMK leader Stalin claimed in a statement
India and the Indian: I hope my daughter inherits a country unbound by caste, linguistic strictures, writes Pa Ranjith
Nationalism cannot be sustained by identities like that of the Hindu or the Tamilian. It is about how you can still be united, despite the elements that keep you divided. It is a measure of basic democratic structures
This issue of “Hindi imposition” is not about North vs South, Hindi vs Tamil. It is about the consolidation of the languages of a Brahmanical ruling class and the Balkanisation of the various languages and dialects spoken for centuries by Dalit-Bahujans.
Tamil Nadu protests Hindi imposition: Linguistic diversity, not parochialism, required to sustain a global democracy
The imposition of Hindi has created language chauvinism, and made the love of language and its sustenance for education and jobs a political issue. This is a serious problem in India, where the states were carved out on a linguistic basis. Linguistic diversity has to be sustained for a global democracy, and linguistic parochialism requires to be challenged by politics that favours economic equality.
Karnataka polls: Dalit activist Chetan Ahimsa calls Siddaramaiah progressive, says Congress doesn't want visionaries
Dalit activist Chetan Kumar aka Chetan Ahimsa takes a jab at Congress criticising the party over not giving opportunities to grassroots workers and those who lack money to spend on elections. Excerpts from the interview
Kamal Haasan has got into the political arena at a time when Tamil Nadu a yearning for change. His job is to convince the people that he is the right vehicle and that he has the wherewithal to be an effective leader
Karnataka polls 2018: Congress has a local mascot in Siddaramaiah, but caste alone may not be sufficient to win the state
Siddaramaiah is not a mass leader, but his paroxysms of rage against BJP and Hindutva have made him a household name in Karnataka
Karnataka Assembly election: Amit Shah raps local BJP leaders, seeks action plan to accomplish 'Mission 150'
Sensing that not everything was as it should be with the Karnataka unit of BJP ahead of the state Assembly election, Amit Shah, recently held a marathon class to teach the local leaders a thing or two
Siddaramiah's decision to remove Hindi signboards from Bengaluru metro may be late as KDA adds locals vs outsiders colour
Karnataka chief minister Siddaramiah's decision to remove Hindi signboards from Bangalore metro trains and stations may already be late with the stir against Hindi imposition now taking a "locals vs outsiders" colour