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DMK Alleges AYUSH Secretary Asked Non-Hindi Participants To Leave Meeting, Demands Action

Chennai: One other row over Hindi has erupted in Tamil Nadu with the DMK alleging yoga and naturopathy practitioners from the state had been requested to go away a digital meet held by the AYUSH division if they didn’t perceive the language and searching for motion towards officers involved.

The episode “exposed” the BJP-led authorities’s agenda of imposing Hindi via its officers, the Dravidian get together chief M Okay Stalin alleged whereas get together MP Kanimozhi wrote to AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik searching for an inquiry.

It comes shut on the heels of Kanimozhi’s current declare {that a} Central Industrial Safety Pressure (CISF) Personnel had requested her if she was an Indian as she couldn’t communicate Hindi, which introduced again the controversy on “Hindi imposition”.

Stalin, in an announcement, alleged Ayush secretary Rajesh Kotecha with “arrogance and a chauvinism for Hindi intimidated 37 yoga and naturopathy physicians to leave an online training session if they did not know Hindi” and condemned it.

“It is shameful that a senior government official in the rank of secretary has behaved in such an uncivilised fashion prompted by linguistic chauvinism,” Stalin stated on Saturday.

He urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make sure that such an incident didn’t recur and requested Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami to exert stress on Modi to conduct the Central authorities’s coaching programmes and conferences solely in English.

“The BJP government at the Centre is continuously working by thrusting Hindi as its first agenda,” and slighting different languages, notably the classical Tamil, he alleged.

The AYUSH official wouldn’t have behaved in such a fashion if immediate motion had been taken towards the CISF official for ‘questioning’ his sister and MP Kanimozhi for not realizing Hindi on the airport, he stated.

Kanimozhi had alleged a lady CISF official who interacted along with her on August 9 on the airport right here requested her if she was an Indian as she didn’t communicate in Hindu.

The CISF officers later maintained the lady officer “had not uttered” the phrases as alleged by the DMK MP however simply stated “Hindi is also an Indian or official language”.

In addition they had stated the pressure would take “enhanced efforts” to deploy extra personnel who know the native language.

Stalin stated when the remarks of officers, one after the opposite was examined, it “exposed the BJP-government’s agenda of imposing Hindi” via them.

Additionally, the Centre’s declaration that no language wouldn’t be imposed vis-a-vis the Nationwide Training Coverage is an “eyewash” and this has turn out to be clear, he stated.

Kanimozhi, in a letter to Naik, stated the AYUSH secretary addressed the meet in Hindi and demanded an inquiry and motion towards “all officials who have acted in a manner discriminating (against) our fellow citizens on the basis of language.”

She needed the Minister to direct officers in his ministry to speak in English in all official occasions and wherever Hindi was used, English translation ought to be supplied.

“Further, I would like to remind you about the promise made by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on 7th August 1959 on the floor of Lok Sabha that as long as the non-Hindi speaking states require English as an associate language, it will continue for an indefinite period,” she stated.

(PTI)

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