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State scan: Flagging the Kannada cause

In an election year, the Congress finds this compelling. Led by the CM, protests imposition of Hindi

Raghu Krishnan & Nikita Puri  |  Bengaluru 

On Independence Day last year, #stopHindiimposition was among the top trends on micro blogging platform Twitter. Arun Javagal, a software engineer who has been pushing for equality for all languages, was among those who used his Twitter handle to post messages on this.   This month, Javagal and his group of about 400 activists ran a campaign against Hindi signboards on the Bengaluru Metro rail — #NammaMetroHindiBeda (We don’t need Hindi in our Metro), got over 1,500 million impressions, as people tagged and commented on the subject. To his surprise, the ...

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