Stirring yet another controversy, Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan, on Saturday, has said that 'Hindi should not be imposed on anyone' in response to the Central government proposal to introduce a three-language system in schools while addressing the media.
Echoing similar sentiments, DMK leader T Siva too has said that the imposition of Hindi in Tamil Nadu will not be tolerated and they (DMK) were ready to face any consequences.
According to the National Education Policy 2019, the non-Hindi speaking States in India would include the regional language, English and Hindi, while the parts where Hindi is spoken would have English and one of the modern Indian language in addition to Hindi.
The policy further states: ‘Students will be required to attain proficiency in discussing their major in at least one Indian language through an appropriate written project or presentation in that language.’
While the present Tamil Nadu government has clarified that dual-language method of education will continue in the state, the above policy which has been proposed by the Central Government has faced severe backlash in Tamil Nadu by all political parties.
Addressing reporters outside Chennai airport, DMK leader and Thoothukudi MP Kanimozhi said, "The DMK will oppose in Parliament if any language, not just Hindi, is thrust upon us."