DU mulling over making Hindi compulsory for everyone, but it’s not so simple

| Friday, September 30, 2016 - 09:27
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North-East students who are studying in Delhi University are fuming over the decision taken by the department

New Delhi: Delhi University is contemplating making Hindi a compulsory subject to undertake for all Indian students. Colleges have been told to start teaching Hindi to all "Indian students" which literally means that North-East and Jammu and Kashmir students will be put in the same fray.

The department has told the university to teach Hindi course to students who have not studied it will Class 8 so that they can pass the Compulsory Test in Hindi (CTH).

North-East students who are studying in Delhi University are fuming over the decision taken by the department. But if the university makes it a compulsory obligation for every student to fulfil, this controversial decision could soon be imposed.

"Students from Jammu and Kashmir, the northeastern states and foreign students were exempt from clearing the CTH, but the minutes of the AC meeting don't mention them," says AC-member Rudrashish Chakraborty.

This move is being interpreted as another form of discrimination by the NEFIS (North-East Forum for International Solidarity who is threatening to launch protests if the decision is imposed.

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Hindi must not be imposed on the people of India

Hindi should not be imposed on Non-Hindi people and students of non-Hindi regions. It is against the 8th Schedule of Indian Constitution. MHRD, UGC, and Govt. of India must look into the two language system (Mother Tongue and English) instead of three language system (Mother tongue + Hindi + English). Looking at domestic and international aspect Hindi cannot replace English. So, Govt. and Institutions must be refrained from wasting Tax payers money for imposing Hindi on the non-Hindi people of India.

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