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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              Lovely
              Jul 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm
              In all BIMARU state only Hindi is used.
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                Sulekha Nair
                Jul 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm
                In the north, only signages are put up in Hindi(their mother tongue) and English, there is no justification whatever in imposing Hindi on non-Hindi speaking people. Local language and English would suffice.
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                  Lovely
                  Jul 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm
                  You are right
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                  Dhruv Singhal
                  Jul 3, 2017 at 2:27 am
                  This Ve /Baalike/whatever does not understand that Marathi is similar to Hindi, and, no one wants to visit Kerala (because of violence in some parts). Other cities like Delhi have signage in Urdu/Arabic Gurumukhi along with Hindi and English. And, I remember that I read this Baalike's name in relation to the Bengaluru riots of September 2016! Not to mention that the station is not Baalike's property. Central Government has also invested in it, besides the Karnataka Government.
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                    Binoj Vin
                    Jul 3, 2017 at 3:37 am
                    Please rephrase it as North indians have no respect for any other language other than hindi which itself cannot be conisdred an indian language because huge loan words from arabic, persian and turkish etc in hindi. Hindi is spoken by 2 bangalore population, of tamil, telugu population is much higher than hindians so there is no justice to add hindi in signboards in Hindi in bangalore. Kerala is cosidred as most places in india and highest number of tourist from indian and foreign countries go there. so please correct your facts
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                      Sulekha Nair
                      Jul 3, 2017 at 1:09 pm
                      Why Hindi, my dear? Hindi se kya lena dena hai? Are they putting up signboards in Kannada in north India?
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                        Lovely
                        Jul 3, 2017 at 1:23 pm
                        Singhalji we do not this BIMARU states language. We are happy with English
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                          neel
                          Jul 3, 2017 at 7:25 pm
                          hindi does not have even any rich heritage boasted by the southern languages or even its so called dialect bhojpuri. hindi is the corrupted version of hindustani made by the mughals and persian scholars. it is never fit to be included as the national language. and for kerala, it is way better than your bimaru states of up, bihar and mp where rape ,looting, dacoiting and sanitation in fields is common thing... so first correct these in your state, then come ranting for hindi language
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                            Lovely
                            Jul 4, 2017 at 4:34 am
                            Very good .
                            1. कँवर सिंह
                              Jul 4, 2017 at 3:55 pm
                              बेंगलुरु में मेट्रो स्टेशन से भारत की राष्ट्रभाषा हिंदी को ही नहीं बल्कि अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर की भाषा को जिस आपत्तिजनक स्तिथि में हटाया गया है उससे राष्ट्रभाषा हिंदी की स्तिथि को छति पहुंची है और भारत की राष्ट्रभाषा को अपने ही राष्ट्र में अपमानित करने का काम किया है. इससे भारत को अंतरराष्ट्रीय स्तर पर राष्ट्रभाषा हिंदी को आगे लाने में नुक्सान उठाना पड़ सकता है. एक तरफ हमारे देश के प्रधान मंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी विदेशों में राष्ट्रभाषा हिंदी को बढ़ावा दे रहे हैं वही दूसरी तरफ हीन मानसिकता वाले लोग राष्ट्रभाषा हिंदी को अपमानित करके देश का भी अपमान कर रहे है. इलेक्ट्रॉनिक सिटी के नाम से प्रसिद्ध बेंगलुरु शहर में किया गया इस तरह के कार्य से वहां के लोगों की हीन मानसिकता को दर्शाता है और अपने ही राष्ट्र के अन्य राज्यों को बीमारू कहने वाले लोग देश की संप्रभुता को नुक्सान पहुंचाते हैं.
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