DMK stages stir against railway examinations in English, Hindi

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Led by MP Kanimozhi, party leaders, including RS Bharathy and MP Kalanidhi Veerasamy staged the protest and raised slogans in front of the Southern Railways office here, party sources said. Photo: Facebook.

DMK leaders and workers staged a protest here on Saturday (September 7) against the Railway Ministry’s instruction to hold competitive examinations in English and Hindi.

Led by MP Kanimozhi, party leaders, including RS Bharathy and MP Kalanidhi Veerasamy staged the protest and raised slogans in front of the Southern Railways office here, party sources said. Later, the leaders presented a memorandum to the Southern Railways general manager Rahul Jain opposing the Ministry’s move to hold the examinations in the two languages.

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DMK chief MK Stalin said that the instructions by the Ministry were against language equality. “The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam opposes such discriminatory practices and reiterates that the Union government immediately ensure that all Indians are treated equally, irrespective of their linguistic or geographical background,” he said.

Stalin urged Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to withdraw the instructions soon.