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This time from Karnataka

Post by Ponniyin Selvan on Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:56 pm

http://www.news18.com/news/india/hindi-signboards-on-bengaluru-metro-lead-to-protest-1439741.html

Bengaluru: The use of Hindi in sign-boards of Bengaluru's Metro rail has sparked off strong protests by pro-Kannada campaigners, who have urged the State government to do away with the three-language policy and stick to two languages.

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Post by silvermani on Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:48 pm

About time. Throw out Hindi from Southern states and bring it back only when Hindians start learning a third language.
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Post by Idéfix on Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:13 pm

Good to see this. There are more Telugu and Tamil speakers in Bengaluru than Hindi speakers. If they have space for a third language on the signage, they should put Tamil on there, because most literate Telugu people can easily read the very similar Kannada script.
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Post by Ponniyin Selvan on Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:30 am

Idéfix wrote:Good to see this. There are more Telugu and Tamil speakers in Bengaluru than Hindi speakers. If they have space for a third language on the signage, they should put Tamil on there, because most literate Telugu people can easily read the very similar Kannada script.  

Colonial Indian Union government never works that way. Convenience to people is of least importance to them. 

Only Hindi and English are present in any entity that the colonial union government controls starting from railway stations, banks, airports etc.. 

This is part of the game played out by the colonial Indian governments starting from 1947 where non Hindi states must have Hindi as the compulsory third language whereas Hindi states can just live with two languages.

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Post by Vakavaka Pakapaka on Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:56 am

Now that Telangana is separated from AP, the latter will probably behave a bit like Karnataka and TN. Coastal people used to feel that they were in NI when they visited Hyderabad in the past. They didn't have the same feeling in Bengaluru or Chennapatnam.

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