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When Twitterati United to Fight Back #HindiImposition

Centre’s decision to promote Hindi in routine conversations in north east and south India has irked Twitterati! 

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Non hindi speaking states in India have long protested against imposing Hindi as a language on the entire Indian subcontinent. (Photo: The Quint)

On Wednesday, when a group of central government officials and union minister Jitendra Singh sat together for the Hindi Advisory Committee meeting, they found that much more needs to be done to make Hindi a popular language in a multi-lingual country. The group decided ‘to promote the use of Hindi in routine conversations’ targeting government offices and non-Hindi speaking states in the north east and south.

The idea definitely didn’t go down well with Twitterati. Tweets poured in supporting linguistic identity and resisting language monopoly.

As the union minister highlighted how Hindi carries “high stakes for youngsters who aspire for jobs in multi-national companies,” #HindiImposition saw a lot of activity to remind the minister of what is wrong with his idea.

Some termed it the #HindiHegemony of the current government.

Others highlighted how this could clearly backfire in states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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Quite a few didn’t like the idea and took refuge in humour.

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And then there were serious, argumentative threads.

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A few were sharp and brutally to the point!

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All in all, with #HindiImposition trending Tweeple from the non-Hindi speaking states seem to be in no mood to accept the ‘overdose’ of hindi!

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