Mysuru: The Mysuru Unit of Janata Dal (Secular) on Wednesday September 14 staged a protest against celebrating Hindi Diwas in the State, saying it should be confined to Hindi-speaking states.
The protesters who had gathered near Gandhi Square in the City, said, “The successive governments at the Centre have been celebrating
September 14 as Hindi Diwas. By doing this, they are sidelining regional languages. Hindi has only a history of 400 years whereas Kannada has a rich history of over 2,500 years. They have no business discriminating regional languages.”
They said, “Karnataka is home to Kannada, Konkani, Tulu and Kodava languages. The State is known for its diversity and trying to impose
Hindi on us is nothing but a crime.”
The protesters added, “Hindi Diwas should be celebrated in states where they speak Hindi. Kannadigas have been protesting against the imposition of Hindi. No one is going to support the Centre when it comes to Hindi Diwas. JD (S) City President K. T. Cheluvegowda, Manjunath, M. N. Ramu, Falcon Boregowda and others were present.