Parties in Tamil Nadu including the DMK on June 1 strongly opposed the continuation of the three-language formula proposed in the draft National Education Policy 2019 alleging it was tantamount to “thrusting” Hindi. The draft policy prepared by a panel led by eminent scientist K. Kasturirangan was unveiled on May 31.
The Tamil Nadu government said it would continue with the two-language
formula, seeking to cool frayed tempers. Meanwhile, #StopHindiImposition, #TNAgainstHindiImposition trended on Twitter.
DMK chief M.K. Stalin said the three-language formula, which bats for Hindi
from “pre-school to class 12 was a big shocker”, and the recommendation would “divide” the country. Recalling the anti-Hindi agitations beginning as early as 1937 in Tamil Nadu, the DMK leader in a statement in Chennai said since 1968 the State was following the two-language formula of learning only Tamil and English.