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Protest on Hindi Diwas shows north-south divide. BJP must know India is about diversities

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Protests in Karnataka against ‘Hindi Diwas’, Tamil Nadu politicians going to court over central government communication in Hindi are reminders of the lingering north-south linguistic divide. The BJP government needs to keep these sensitivities in mind while pushing its cultural agenda. India is all about its wonderful diversities. Celebrate it.

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