The language war brewed in the state of Karnataka just doesn’t seem to come to an end any time soon as the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) has been fighting against the use of Hindi language across the state. This move by the KRV group has continuously been putting pressure on the Namma Metro authorities.
In a series of fresh protests, some KRV activists on Thursday barged into the Peenya station and painted the Hindi sign boards with black paint. The activists entered the station while sloganeering against the use of Hindi language.
As per reports, the activists belonging to KRV group had entered the Jayanagar and Peenya station at around 4:00 am in the morning.
As per sources, Peenya, Rajajinagara, Yeshwanthpur, Jayanagara and Chickpete are some of the metro stations, where the activists were successful in defacing the Hindi fonts on the signboards.
Several Hindi sign boards at Namma Metro stations were turned black by the KRV activists and following this, the KRV has said that it will continue their protests till the authorities abandon the Hindi sign boards.
Following the protests, KRV had convened a meeting where representatives from the non-Hindi speaking states were present to support the movement.
However, the move drew condemnation from various language activists belonging to different political parties — MNS, TDP and DMK.