What is there to celebrate 'Hindi Diwas' for non-Hindi

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speakers, asks Kumaraswamy Bengaluru, Sep 14 (PTI) Terming 'Hindi Diwas' celebration as an underhand method to impose the language on people speaking other languages, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Monday demanded its cancellation.
speakers, asks Kumaraswamy Bengaluru, Sep 14 (PTI) Terming 'Hindi Diwas' celebration as an 'underhand method' to impose the language on people speaking other languages, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Monday demanded its cancellation.

In a series of tweets on a day on which Hindi Diwas is celebrated, the former Chief Minister warned against 'imposition' of the language, and said the cordial nature of Kannadigas should not be construed as their weakness.

'In India, which is a land of diverse language, culture and traditions, several means are being used to impose Hindi on people speaking other languages including Kannada.

Today's Hindi Diwas is also one such underhand method. Proud Kannadigas are opposed to this Hindi Diwas which is a symbol of linguistic arrogance,' Kumaraswamy tweeted in Kannada.

Hindi is not our national language and there is no such concept in our constitution, he said and alleged that despite this there have been attempts to project it as a national language and 'do politics over it'.

'It has now reached extreme.…
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