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Vidyapeeth condemns slapping incident, urges PM intervention

india Updated: Nov 10, 2009 19:29 IST

The Hindi Vidyapeeth on Wednesday urged Prime Minister to ensure that incidents of slapping an elected representatives in Maharashtra Assembly are not repeated anyhwhere in the country.

In a release issued here, president of Hindi Vidyapeeth, Sunit Vyas said that it is most unfortunate that after declaring Hindi as Raj Bhasha (State language) of the country by the constituent assembly in 1949, such anti-Hindi feelings are being expressed in Maharasthra.

Vyas recalled as to how top leaders of Maharashtra like Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar etc struggled for Hindi alongwith freedom struggle.

"But unfortunately in their state, some anti-national persons are raising their voice against Hindi, which is against the unity and integrity of this nation," Vyas said.

Terming Abu Azmi as a bold MLA of Maharashtra, Vyas said that he deserve to be congratulated for taking oath in Hindi in the Maharashtra assembly despite violent protests by the MNS.

He said that the people of Uttar Pradesh never opposed Maharashtrians occupying high posts in the state.