ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Link Language for India

WHICH way is the language problem going to develop in our country? Have we not reached a deadlock, a confrontation when the people of the Hindi- speaking areas are becoming more determinedly anti-English, while in the the non-Hindi areas the anti- Hindi movement is beginning to acquire new dimensions. In 1965 it was the Tamil people alone who almost as a body moved into action against Hindi but now it has spread to Andhra and Mysore. The firings on students resorted to in Tamilnad in 1965 arc today being repeated in universities in those areas. In Kerala, though large- scale demonstrations have not taken place, the feelings among the people arc reflected in the statement of Chief Minister Namboodiripad that English must remain for the time being as the link language. In Bengal a Minister in the former Congress-supported minority Government opposed Hindi.

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