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Language Issue in India

Punjab & Sindh Bank Drops Punjabi, inducts Hindi As Its Official Language

In yet another discriminatory step against the Punjabi language by the Central government, the ministry of languages has issued a circular stating that all the administrative works being carried out by the Punjab & Sindh Bank branches from now on will be done in Hindi instead of Punjabi.

It’s Time For The Govt to Stop Spreading the Lie That Hindi is India’s ‘National Language’

Last month, the Union government celebrated Hindi pakhwara, or Hindi fortnight, a countrywide mandatory celebration of Hindi at government offices, Public Sector Undertakings, educational institutions and agencies like the Indian Space Research Organisation and National Brain Research Centre that lasted two weeks.

Situation of Languages and Linguistics policy of India (Special Talkshow with Prof. Joga Singh)

Prof. Joga Singh said that Languages in India were not recognized in accordance with linguistic norms, rather the politics played it's part in this matter and many languages were not recognized in their independent form. Such languages were merely declared as sub-forms of Hindi. For example as per linguistic parameters Bhojpuri was an independent language but it was declared as a sub-form of Hindi.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa opposes Sanskrit language week celebrations in schools

In a letter addressed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu CM J. Jayalaithaa said: "Tamil Nadu has a rich cultural heritage based on the ancient Tamil language. There has also been a strong social justice and language movement in the state. Hence, any official celebration of 'Sanskrit week' in Tamil Nadu is highly inappropriate".