DMK opposes Centre's 3-language policy

DMK opposes Centre's 3-language policy

 Opposing the Centre's decision to implement three-language policy across the country, the DMK on Monday said the new education system would affect the mother tongue.

"The information about school education officers considering the recommendations of the central government's NCERT officials about '3-language policy' has indeed revealed that the danger of onslaught of our mother tongue by hegemonical forces," DMK working president M K Stalin said.

The DMK leader said states like Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, West Bengal and Maharashtra have taken adequate measures to promote their mother tongue and have opposed the imposition of Hindi in recent years.

"The tendency of the central government is towards increased centralisation, thereby stemmed the domination of the Hindi language," Stalin said.

He said the central government was pushing policies on NEET examination and Navodaya schools as part of their plan towards divesting the state's rights over education through incremental encroachment, thereby promoting centralisation of education.

Stalin said: "In line with these systematic encroachments into state rights, imposing Sanskrit and Hindi has now become the policy of the BJP central government".

While stating that the DMK was not against any language, Stalin said: "We will never allow the rights of our mother tongue Tamil to be trampled".

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