GUWAHATI, Sept 21 - The Natun Sahitya Parishad has expressed deep anguish over the reported statement of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in favour of introducing Hindi as the common language of the country. The Union government should desist from all such despicable acts, said the Parishad.
The Parishad said in a statement here that the statement of the Union Home Minister is a threat to the federal structure of the country�s democratic polity. This statement is the latest product of the decades-old design of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to remould the country into a theocratic one on the basis of the Hindi-Hindu-Hindutva principle.
To achieve this aim the BJP and its ideologues have been directing their attacks towards the pluralistic, diverse cultural heritage of the Indian people.
The Central Advisory Board of Education accepted in the 1960s the recommendations of the conference of the education ministers of the states to accept provincial languages as mediums of instruction. The Advisory Board agreed to accept provincial languages as mediums of instruction up to the university level. But the BJP-led Union government�s advocacy for Hindi will harm the cultural identities of the multilingual people of the country, said the Parishad.