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Punjabi Language Activist Arrested for Painting Hindi Boards with Black Paint in Chandigarh

A language activist Baljeet Singh Khalsa was reportedly arrested today by Chandigarh police for blackening boards in Hindi and English language.

SGPC Chief Asks Punjab Governor To Implement Punjabi As First Language In Chandigarh

As per the media reports Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar chief Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has shot off a letter to Punjab Governor cum

Amid Of Raging Language Debate ‘Hindi’ Sign Boards ‘Covered Up’ On Bengaluru Metro Sign Boards

Termed as a backlash against imposition of Hindi hegemony over non hindi speakers of the Indian sub-continent the hindi sign boards at Bengaluru metro

Central Government Decides To Impose Hindi As Mandatory Subject Up to Class X

With the backing from the President of India Pranab Mukharjee, the Narendar Modi lead hindutva government at the center has amplified its efforts to enforce its tri-lingual policy by imposing Hindi language onto all students of Kendriya Vidyalaya

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".