India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a groundbreaking ceremony for a Hindu temple. File photo: AFP
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a groundbreaking ceremony for a Hindu temple. File photo: AFP
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‘India, not Hindia’: row over India’s languages heats up during Hindi Diwas

  • India has 23 official languages but PM Modi and BJP party have long pushed for Hindi’s dominance, although it’s not spoken much in some areas
  • Political heavyweight M.K. Stalin has now weighed in during Hindi Day celebrations, criticising government policy to make Hindi primary language

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a groundbreaking ceremony for a Hindu temple. File photo: AFP
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a groundbreaking ceremony for a Hindu temple. File photo: AFP
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