Hindi Will Destroy Marathi Language, Culture and Identity in Mumbai

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    Hindi Will Destroy Marathi Language, Culture and Identity in Mumbai and Maharashtra

    Chief Minister of Maharashtra State, Mr. Ashok Chavan, told reporters on January 20, 2010 that taxi driver permits would be issued only to those who can read and write Marathi, the language of Maharashtra area for over a thousand years. There are over 200000 taxi drivers in the city of Mumbai (Bombay) and many of them are from Hindi states who have come to Maharashtra seeking jobs. Most of them cannot read or write Marathi. General Secretary of Mumbai Taxi Drivers Association strongly opposed the new requirement and said, "These are laborers. They cannot go to school and learn Marathi." We have to wonder. These taxi drivers must have passed drivers' test. If they can learn the rules of the road, why can't they learn the language of the state? How can a Maharashtrian visiting their state's crown jewel Mumbai (Bombay) converse with taxi drivers to go from railway station to a hotel or from bus station to a hotel? Hindians want people all over India, including the non-Hindi state of Maharashtra, to learn Hindi and communicate with them in their language while they refuse to learn the language of the soil - Marathi. This arrogance, this imperial attitude, pervades not only among Mumbai Hindians but also among most Hindians who migrate to work in other non-Hindi states [Reference 1]. Can a Marathi go to the Hindi city Lucknow and expect to drive taxicabs there without knowing Hindi? No, absolutely not. Shirish Parkar of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) correctly pointed out, “People from other states come to Maharashtra because of their need, not ours. It should be made imperative for them to learn Marathi.”

    Let us examine this double standard of Hindi politicians. A taxi cab driver in the streets of the Maharashtrian city of Mumbai should not be required to learn Marathi but those who work in the State Bank branches in Mumbai must pass Hindi examinations; there is no requirement that they know Marathi although most customers at these branches are likely Marathi speakers. Employees at the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) branches in Mumbai must know Hindi but knowledge of Marathi is not a requirement although many of its customers are Marathi speakers. Now go to the railway station. There also employees must know Hindi but no requirement that the stationmaster or ticket clerks or any employee know Marathi. Go to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA). All customs and immigration officials should know Hindi but no requirement for Marathi. Embark on any Indian-government owned Air India flight to anywhere. All flight attendants must know Hindi but most do not know Marathi. This is the unfair language policy of India and any attempt by states to enforce their linguistic identity are opposed by Hindians and Hindi politicians. This policy makes the language of the soil--Marathi--unnecessary and useless in Mumbai but a language from hundreds of miles away, Hindi, is made essential and necessary. In other words Mumbai, the crown jewel of Maharashtra, is de-Marathified and Hindianized.

    2013- Year of Marathi renaissance
     
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    Bollywood Hindi is the Mother Tongue of all Mumbaikars. Period.
     
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    Welcome back kayal.
     
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    If you ply a taxi in Delhi, it is better if you know Hindi/Punjabi, but there is no compulsion. If you ply a taxi in Delhi and speak Marathi only, you will suffer loss of fare. But plying taxi in Mumbai, a knowledge of Marathi is desirable.

    Rikshaw pullers in Kanya Kumari understand Hindi, every shopkeeper there does know Hindi. Hindi is language of survival there too. Same in Mumbai.

    I knew a cobbler in Asansol, WB. A Bihari, he knew Bangla. Survival, you know.
     
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    Now, if it becomes incumbent to know the vernacular, then each state would become an island amongst more islands.

    Bu tthen, dividing society is a very lucrative mode to garner votes and warm the chair endlessly.

    I think that anyone who visits my house should only be allowed if the person can speak Esperanto.
     
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    well just same name of place , one wants to visit and taxi ` waala would taking him there , not one more word then that .it just stupids plicticans game to play language-language.
     
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    I want to know how far is it? How much will it cost?
     
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    well in mumbai it depends upon how fast meter runs and if really want to know then broken english can be spoken which would be understood by an uneducated taxi waalas
     
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    kill all Hindian :(
     
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    Thread closed. OP (duplicate account of kayal) banned
     
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