Friday, March 15, 2013
Language row disrupts Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned repeatedly Friday as opposition parties protested the alleged neglect of Hindi and regional languages in Union Public Service Commission examinations. The lower house witnessed three adjournments. When the house met at 11, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned it for half hour as Samajwadi Party and RJD members walked towards her chair denouncing the alleged "insult" to Hindi. Among those protesting was Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad. When the house re-convened, the number of protesters swelled with those from the DMK, Shiv Sena and Janata Dal-United joining the Samajwadi Party and RJD. "Angrezi me kaam na hoga. Phir se desh ghulaam na hoga!" some of them shouted. P.C. Chacko, who was in the chair, called for the Question Hour but the din continued, leading to yet another adjournment. It is these cow belt politicians who are most responsible for breaking up India. The three language formula which propagated English, Hindi and the regional language was the best for India. However, by their insistence, they are bringing reactionary protest from other states where Hindi is not the official language. Why don't these people realize that English is a world language an even poor people are sending their children to English medium schools to give them an advantage in life. Any person who knows only English and Hindi will find it difficult wading through everyday chores in Bengal, Odisa, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat. Hindi films are doing what these politicians are not able to do. These politicians send their own children to the best English medium schools and then ask the general public to avoid English.