Moga, Sep 23: The Shiromani Akali Dal SAD Taksali at its meeting Monday was strongly critical of the slogan of union home minister Amit Shah of " One nation-one language" which he floated during his speech on Hindi Diwas at New Delhi on September 14.
As there were strong protests from the southern states, Mr Shah made a U-turn and said he never sought to impose Hindi over the regional languages. The meeting of the Taksali was attended by Dr Ratan Singh Ajnala, Sewa Singh Sekhwan secretary general, Birdvinder Singh and Karnail Singh Peer Mohammed secretary and spokesperson of the SAD.
After the meeting, Sewa Singh Sekhwan and Peer Mohammad said,"this slogan "one nation-one language" of home minister Amit Shah was not in the interest of the country. As the country has the culture of multi- languages, such decision would create differences between the minorities and majority communities."
If this decision of "one nation-one language" was taken it would not be in the interest of the country and differences between the minorities and majority would create more problems in the country. The Taksali also decided to submit a memorandum to Punjab governor in this respect of "one nation, one language" during the next three or four days.
Sewa Singh Sekhwan and Peer Mohammad also stated that SAD Taksali was strongly critical of the utterances of Gurdas Maan, a Punjabi singer who stated in Canada that the mother tongue though should be respected and preferred but being Indians there must be one language. "If u cannot do so what is the use of being a Hindustani?" he had said.
On these utterances by Gurdas Mann, the SAD Taksali called upon the Punjabis to boycott him. The Taksali said Gurdass Maan will have to face protest on his arrival to India for supporting "One nation-one language" theory.(UNI)