The Telegraph
Sunday , June 22 , 2014
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Cong slams NDA directive

Kohima, June 21: The Congress in Nagaland has opposed the Centre’s directive to use Hindi in official correspondence and social media as “an attempt to impose the divisive theory of one nation one language one culture”.

However, the Centre had already clarified that the directive was intended for Hindi-speaking states.

The Congress media cell said in a statement today that in a country where 59 per cent of the population had its own mother tongue other than Hindi and with 22 languages listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution, the imposition of Hindi would open a Pandora’s box.

The Congress said the importance of Hindi could not be discounted in a nation having diverse cultures and races but the imposition of the language would never yield the desired results.