After a group of students protested against mandatory Hindi in Delhi University, problems have increased for the university. Now, The Asian Centre for Human Rights has registered a complaint regarding this with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The complaint is filed on the basis that Delhi University is biased toward Hindi.
The dispute started when some students from the Northeast states opposed the introduction of compulsory Hindi or Modern Indian Language (MIL) paper in the four-year undergraduate programme offered by the DU. In a case earlier, a student who didn’t have studied a MIL in secondary or higher secondary school was allowed by the University to opt for another subject.
The protestors were organized by the North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) and argued that the infrastructure of the university is not sufficient enough to teach all the MILs. This is said to be disobedience of the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India. Also, it imposes languages on students from the northeast states who haven’t studied them before.
Mr. Suhas Chakma, Director of Asian Centre for Human Rights said that keeping the northeast India students out of Delhi University is inappropriate and against national integration.