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Promotion of one language is injustice to others

New Delhi: President of Akhil Bhartiya Dalit Muslim Mahasangh (ABDMM), Suresh Kanojia, while accusing Delhi government of promoting only one particular language, has stated that it is said in an advertisement of Delhi government published in newspapers recently that now Delhi government will appoint one Punjabi teacher in every school and in addition to this, salaries of Punjabi teachers will be increased. He said that in this connection he has sent a letter to LG in which he has complained against Delhi government’s discrimination. He said that Delhi government has taken such a great step to promote Punjabi language only but has not taken any step for the promotion of Urdu which is the second language of Delhi. He said that as regards the appointment of Urdu teachers in Delhi, government makes excuses that it has no funds but for Punjabi teachers it has not only funds but enough money even for advertisement, seeing that it has spent quarter-to-two crore (1.75 crore) rupees on advertisements, adding that in Rs. 1.75 crores salaries of many teachers could have been paid. He demanded that just as it (Delhi govt) has announced the appointment of one Punjabi teacher in every government school, in the same way Urdu teachers should also be appointed in every government school. Kanojia said that if ABDMM has to take to the streets against the injustice being done to Urdu, it will do so and will arrange to give Urdu its due right. He further said that the government has announced an increase in the salaries of Punjabi teachers but those of teachers of other language will remain the same. This is out and out an injustice. He said that in his letter to LG he has appealed to him to intervene in this matter.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 July 2016 on page no. 15

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