Committee of Parliament on Official Language’s push to make Hindi the medium of instruction in all top technical and non-technical institutions is dangerous and will cause national disintegration in long term, says Manipur unit of CPI(M)
The Manipur Unit of Communist Party of India (Marxist) – CPI(M) on Wednesday condemned the Committee of Parliament on Official Language’s push to make Hindi the medium of instruction in all top technical and non-technical institutions.
A statement issued by Kshetrimayum Santa, Secretary CPI(M), Manipur State Committee, called it a the anti-national and anti-constitutional move by the Modi regime to implement the RSS’s pet agenda of “Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan” and “Cultural Nationalism” by destroying the linguistic and cultural diversity of India.
In its 11th report presented to the President of India, the Committee of Parliament on Official Language, headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah has recommended that the medium of instruction in all top technical and non-technical institutions should mandatorily be Hindi, said the statement.
Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Manipur Technical University (MTU) fall under the category of technical institutes, and non-technical institutes include Central Universities such as Manipur University, Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs), it said. Apart from making all premium central institutes inaccessible to non-Hindi linguistic nationalities, the Committee has also recommended the elimination of compulsory English language question papers in the recruitment examinations, it added.
The statement further said the CPI(M) is of the firm opinion that these recommendations are negating the legacy of the freedom struggle and the constitutional promises of nourishing unity in diversity. Favouring Hindi at the cost of the other languages is a frontal attack on national integration.
It is not surprising that Amit Shah, nourished by the fascistic RSS, is leading this frightening move to divide Indians on linguistic lines and even cause the disintegration of India, it added.
Maintaining that the move will have a serious impact on the Indian households which are already strangulated by the pro-corporate policies of the Modi regime, the statement said because of the chronic agrarian and labour crisis, the youth from agrarian and working-class families consider government-subsidised education and central government jobs as important tools for social mobility. “If accepted, these recommendations will severely damage the social mobility chances of the young generation,” it added.
The CPI(M) called upon all democratic forces in the country to join hands and come forward unitedly to defeat the fascistic design of RSS and its stooges in the parliament. “This is important to protect the unity and diversity of our multinational country that emerged through the freedom struggle to overthrow the hegemony of British imperialism,” it said.