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What is all the fuzz about Modi speaking in Hindi?

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Post by Kayalvizhi Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:40 pm

From TAMIL TRIBUNE August 2014 (article bt Dr. Thanjai Nalankilli)

Modi  talked to foreign leaders in Hindi and translators were present to facilitate the conversation. Mr. Modi may choose to converse in any language he wants but the reasons behind his action is disturbing and "degrading" to non-Hindi peoples (the majority) of India.

Professor Purushottam Agarwal, visiting professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, said that Modi's use of Hindi is a sign of "rootedness" of this government (Hindustan Times: June 8, 2014). This arrogant attitude of some Hindi politicians that India is rooted in Hindi lands (north-central India) alienates non-Hindi regions. If India is rooted in Hindi lands, am I, hailing from Tamil Nadu, an Indian?

DNA News (June 4, 2014) reported diplomats saying, "Modi has tried to assert India's national identity". If Hindi is India's national identity, what about Telugus, Bengalis, Malayalis, Tamils, ...? Are they mere vassals who are there just to pay taxes?

Times of India (May 17, 2014) headlined. "Election results 2014: HMT’s time is now". HMT stands for "Hindi Medium Types". Times of India says that until now those who studied in English medium are looked up and had better job opportunities, and now, with Modi as Prime Minister, Hindi Medium Types will also ascend. Left down in the gutters would be BMTs, TMTs, KMTs, etc. (B, K and M in the preceding abbreviations stand for Bengali, Kannada and Malayalam. So non-Hindi peoples will forever remain third class citizens. In fact, the Indian government actively promotes the sidelining of all languages except Hindi and Sanskrit [This is discussed in some length in Reference 1 with examples].

The arrogant attitude that India is Hindi prevails throughout the Indian Government, irrespective of which party is in power. Here are couple of examples.

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Post by Hellsangel Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:21 pm

You really should shave more often, Trollus.
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