The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) has stated that it considers Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s announcement to impose Hindi in eight Northeast states by making students study it till Class X, as an open strategy to wipe out the indigenous communities settled peacefully in ‘Western South East Asia (WESEA)’.
Imposing Hindi is strategy to wipe out indigenous NE communities: PREPAK
Stating that the people would not remain silent if Hindi is being imposed in South India by the Central government, they have called the non-Hindi states to organise a protest, PREPAK said.
Updated 10 Apr 2022, 4:07 pm
The decision was among the several mandates taken during the 37th meeting of the Indian Parliamentary Official Language Committee held in Delhi on April 7, PREPAK stated in a release issued by its publicity and propaganda LeibaakNgaakpa Luwang on Sunday.
The mandate to push Hindi as the official language of India is being vehemently opposed by people from different states across the country, it stated. The mandate not only goes against the federal principle but is a humiliation towards other languages, PREPAK added.
Stating that the people would not remain silent if Hindi is being imposed in South India by the Central government, they have called the non-Hindi states to organise a protest, it mentioned.
The mandate to promote Hindi is taken to realise India’s long cherished dream of building ‘One Nation, One Religion, One Culture, One Language’ and materialise its ‘akhand bharat’ with economic expansion and imposition of cultural domination, PREPAK alleged.
Once their plan is put to action, smaller indigenous communities settled in the hills of this state will be obliterated first, it stated. The Meiteilon language that has been serving as the lingua-franca of the state will also be completely swallowed up by Hindi, it added.
First published:10 Apr 2022, 4:07 pm