Cong. objects to BJP’s ‘one nation one language’ policy
Dimapur, Sep.18 (EMN): The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has said that imposition of “one nation one language” policy is against the idea of India and termed it undemocratic and a “threat to the linguistic and cultural identity of North-East India”
A statement from AICC in-charge for Northeast, Luizinho Faleiro, claimed that the BJP President’s recent “push for Hindi under the one nation one language policy” is an infringement of national integrity since the Northeast is culturally and linguistically one of the richest regions in the country.
“Each state has its own culture with hundreds of tribes and sub tribes. It is our duty to preserve and protect this unique identity for the posterity,” the statement said
The Northeast region has over 200 spoken languages, it said, adding that language is “an important catalyst in the assertion and preservation of the distinct identity and an integral element in the process of the nationality formation.”
“The Constitution clearly respects India’s diversity as it recognises 22 languages spoken by a large number of people but in its attempt to further its agenda of destroying the pluralistic fabric of the country, the BJP is ready to insult the constitution as well,” the statement read.
The AICC stated that it would protest against the “draconian policy” and expects all the Pradesh Congress Committee chiefs to organise demonstrations in their respective state capitals and district headquarters in the days to come.