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Upper Courts should discard English, promote Hindi: Mulayam

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, Sept 14 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today mooted use of Hindi in the official dealings of upper courts in the country.

Addressing a gathering to felicitate Hindi exponents here to mark Hindi Diwas celebrations, the CM said the upper courts should discard English and start working in Hindi. ''This would help Hindi become the official language of the country in real sense,'' he added.

Mr Yadav said regionalism was a big hurdle in making Hindi the official language of the country. ''Even after 57, Hindi is not being used across the board, in fact the language has come under constant attack...it is unfortunate that Bharat Mata still does not have one language,'' he added.

He said by making English compulsory in educational institutions, the country was toadying the economic diktats of multi-national companies. ''...which would eventually result in political slavery,'' he warned.

He maintained that though he was not against those who spoke English, it was necessary to know the people who have worked for Hindi all their life.

The Samajwadi Party supremo lamented that the surfeit of English medium schools compared to Hindi medium or madrasas which teach Urdu.

''I am a politician associated with the Samajwadi Party. If I propogate Hindi, people would not take me seriously. But those who have been awarded today would have a much better say in this regard,'' he felt.


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