On Monday, DMK Chief MK Stalin reported that the centre’s move on eliminating the clause on compulsory Hindi learning in the draft National Education Policy was objected at deceiving Tamil Nadu and demands for an explanation over it.

Mr. Stalin asked for a categorical assurance that Hindi will not be forced on the southern state.

Conducting an event to celebrate 96th birth anniversary of his father late M Karunanidhi, he claims that in the absence of such an explanation, Tamil Nadu may witness a massive protest on the lines of 1965 stir to oppose Hindi.  

Recalls the demonstration led by M Kurananidhi during pre-Independence period and 1965 protests against Hindi in the state, Mr. Stalin claims that the situation emerges for repeating such massive agitations.

Mr. Stalin told party workers that “the announcement (by the Centre on dropping the contentious clause mandating Hindi learning) has been made with an intent to deceive and if there is no explanation (assuring that Hindi will not be thrust) in two to three days, the leaders of the alliance partners here will get together, decide and following that, Tamil Nadu will witness a massive agitation, be prepared.”

The DMK Chief reported that BJP-led centre has enacting a drama on the language issue after seeing huge protest to the plan in the draft National Education Policy on learning Hindi in the state.

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