Karnataka Rakshana Vedike plasters Hindi name plate of Chickpet metro station in Bengaluru

The KRV had last week staged a protest and demanded the BMRCL end the practice of Hindi signboards in metro stations as well as announcements. KRV has said that Hindi was not being used in metro trains in neighbouring states of Kerala and Maharashtra.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 2, 2017 10:29 pm
bengaluru metro, hindi name plate, karnataka, krv, karnataka rakshana vedike, chickpete metro station, bmrcl, bangalore metro, indian express Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) plastered the Hindi name plate of Chickpet metro station in Bengaluru. (ANI)

The Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) on Sunday plastered the Hindi name plate of Chickpete metro station in Bengaluru. The KRV had last week staged a protest and demanded the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) end the practice of Hindi signboards in metro stations as well as announcements. KRV has said that Hindi was not being used in metro trains in neighbouring states of Kerala and Maharashtra.

Amid protests over use of Hindi signages and announcements in the Bengaluru Metro, Union minister Ananth Kumar had last week said priority should be given to use of Kannada language, followed by Hindi and English for the benefit of non-Kannadigas in the Karnataka capital.

“The railways has been using three languages. In Namma Metro too, the first priority should be Kannada. There should not be any compromise on that. Next Hindi and English should be used,” Kumar had said.

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    Surekha
    Jul 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    Why isn't the one in English also plastered? A foreign language can stay on the board and a Indian language is asked to stop? Kannada, Hindi and English has been used from before the same should continue.
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      ajay
      Jul 4, 2017 at 10:06 am
      Thanks my Kannad friends, Its a shame on us that we accept English as alternate language but dont accept Hindi or any other Indian regional language. Remember, we have danger from English to all regional language and there is no danger from any language to each other within India.. When we should oppose English, we are opposing each others...This is what British have spread for their benefits. Its unfortunate that I have say this in english so all my friends in India can understand that.
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        Lovely
        Jul 4, 2017 at 10:50 am
        It seems you from BIMARU state ! No third language is used in your states. Hindi we can not use it. It is not not national language it is just like any other Indian official language.South Indians have sentimental relationship with English language. Moreover, we know the status of BIMARU states.
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        Lovely
        Jul 3, 2017 at 9:26 pm
        Karmataka Assembly elections are due -- BJP will heavy price for this adventure.
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          Bond
          Jul 3, 2017 at 7:26 pm
          Hindi is not even second widely spoken language in Bengaluru. Majority in Bengaluru cannot read Hindi. Why Hindi?
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            Lovely
            Jul 3, 2017 at 1:21 pm
            In Bengaluru Tamil, Telugu are widely spoken languages after Kannada. From where this Hindi is cropping.?
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