Former Mysore University VC stages fast

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Mysore, Nov 10 (UNI) Former Vice-Chancellor of Mysore University and noted writer D Javare Gowda today observed a fast here, demanding classical language status for Kannada.

Talking to newspersons at the fast venue, Prof Gowda alleged that the Centre was showing a ''stepmotherly'' attitude towards Karnataka and Kannada language.

Prof Gowda also urged the MPs of the state to prevail upon the Centre for according classical language status to Kannada.

It was for the fourth time in the last two years, Mr Gowda was staging a hunger strike demanding the Centre to confer classical langauge status on Kannada.


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