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Jayalalithaa opposes NDA govt’s move on Hindi

JaylalithaAgencies, Chennai
NDA government’s proposal to give prominence to Hindi in official accounts in social media has met with stiff opposition in Tamil Nadu with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and even BJP allies joining DMK chief Karunanidhi in slamming the move, voicing fears of “imposition” of the language on non-Hindi speaking sections.

Firing off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jayalalithaa described the Home Ministry’s proposal as “against the letter and spirit” of the Official Languages Act, 1963,” while pointing out that the “highly sensitive issue” caused “disquiet” to the people of Tamil Nadu “who are very proud of and passionate about their linguistic heritage”.

Social media by their very nature were not only accessible to all persons on the internet, but were meant to be a means of communication to persons living in all parts of India, including those in ‘Region C’, she said.
“People located in ‘Region C’ with whom the Government of India’s communication needs to be in English, will not have access to such public information if it is not in English.

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