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Why is there opposition in the northeastern states to making Hindi a compulsory subject?

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 17, 2022 12:44 PM

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah recently proposed to make Hindi a compulsory subject in schools in the northeastern states, but his move is being opposed in many states including Assam.

However, many organizations in this area said that they have no objection to keeping Hindi as an optional subject.

In fact, describing Hindi as the 'language of India', Union Home Minister Amit Shah said last Thursday that all eight states of the Northeast have agreed to make Hindi compulsory in schools up to class X.

Given the kind of politics the BJP has played in the Northeast in the last few years, the recent announcements have left many skeptical. It is suspected that under the 'Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan' formula, efforts are being made to make Hindi a compulsory subject in the schools of the Northeast.

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