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Amid Protests, Southern Railway Withdraws ‘Hindi’ Order


A row erupted in Tamil Nadu on Friday, 14 June, over a circular of the Southern Railway making English and Hindi mandatory as the languages of communication between divisional control officers and station masters, reported news agency PTI.

The circular was withdrawn after the DMK took it up with officials, with the Opposition slamming it as another attempt at “imposing” Hindi.

As per The News Minute, a circular dated 12 June read, “communication between the Divisional Control Offices and the Station Masters should be either in English or in Hindi, and the use of regional language should be avoided to ...


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