Did you know that Karnataka has been identified as part of "Region C" by the "Official Language Rules - 1976"? This means that Karnataka is not lending itself to Hindi Imposition easily. Of course it's very difficult to do that in Karnataka, whose people speak a language called Kannada which is as different from Hindi as is Swahili! The fact that we're in "Region C" simply means that the focus for Hindi Imposition is going to be basically on us!
Against this backdrop, KARNATIQUE cautions Kannadigas to unite againist this slow poison.
Hindi Imposition targets for Karnataka (2008-2009)
The undemoctratic imposition of a foreign language on Kannadigas, which is considered as a crime by the UN Declaration of Linguistic Rights is very, very organized, and very, very legal in India.
In 2008-2009, every single central government employee in Karnataka is scheduled to be trained in Hindi. Every single typist / stenographer is scheduled to be trained to type / take shorthand in Hindi. In the same year, the website of every central government institution will become bilingual (Hindi, not Kannada, stupid!). Every single computer purchased in any central government institution will support input and output in Hindi. In the next year, every single central government institution will be inspected a minimum of four times to make sure that the imposition is going on fine.
Hindi imposition pollutes India
The positioning of the Hindi language as the only "official (Indian) language of India", as well as the absence of true federalism and consequent disproportionately high stakes for the central government in internal matters of the subscribing states - both constructs ill-begotten in a hurry - have polluted India.
Hindification has destroyed the very idea of unity in diversity and accorded a higher status and undue advantages to the speakers of that language. This, together with the constitutional right of all Indians to work and settle anywhere in India, has placed speakers of Hindi (and close-by languages) at an advantage over and above other linguistic peoples. When once you declare the knowledge of Hindi as a prerequisite for any central government job, it is natural for the speakers of that language to fill those jobs.
The states subscribing to any federation of states do so for personal material gain and for not any spiritual reasons. It's as simple as that, and India is no exception. In an environment which does not treat the subscribing peoples as equals but instead accords a higher status to one people over the rest, songs of the sublimity of the Idea of India start to sound like the harsh calls of a predatory bird! Who can care to appreciate the beauty of the common sublime thread of culture when the harsh reality is that you are not being treated as an equal? How long can anyone continue to sing the praise of the Idea of India from his heart when the harsh reality is that he is being considered as a second-grade citizen when it comes to employment?
Kannadigas must unite against this pollution
Kannadigas are Indians because they do not speak Hindi. Kannadigas are Indians because they prefer to use Kannada in banks. Kannadigas must not forget this and be suppressed by anything which loots their fundamental linguistic rights. Kannadigas must unite against this pollution of India by way of Hindi Imposition and re-establish respect for diversity among its destroyers. India needs to realize that there can be no unity without diversity, and that Karnataka is not ready for the murder of great and ancient Kannada language because of recent political developments which have placed it in a system which imposes Hindi. The murder of Kannada is the murder of Kannadigas.
That India is a dead India in which Hindi replaces Kannada. Kannadigas cannot let that happen. Arise! Awake!