In a discussion on loksabha tv on the issue of telengana,an mp from the bjd and one from the bjp,were calling the linguistic creation of states a wrong move.
Attempts should not be made to create a false homogeneity.
Unity in Diversity is our defining slogan.
The people at large have been vociferously angry against the actions of the thackerays.
A genuine feeling might exist in maharashtra of marathi being swamped by hindi.
The thackerays have projected themselves and marathi in a weak manner by resorting to violence against the common man.
It is their state,not a state where various languages coexist,not a state where hindi has been imposed on the people.
Common sense solutions like the decision of the Tamil Nadu government to make tamil compulsory for all students are available.
A totally crass approach has been adopted by the thackerays.
Even if they felt that the marathi people were feeling threatened by the influx,such an approach was uncalled for.
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