NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday assured Parliament that it was not trying impose any language “on anybody” in the country as it respected all Indian languages.
Responding to the issue raised by CPI member D Raja in the Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said the government’s policy is to promote all Indian languages.
“We respect all Indian languages and our effort will be to further the cause of all Indian languages. And we are not going to impose any language on anybody,” he said.
He was responding to Raja who had said there were reports regarding transfer of the functions of Central Institute for Classical Tamil, Chennai to Thiruvarur Central University.
“People discuss, people react, but let me make it very clear that the government has not taken any such decision,” he said, adding that the institute will continue to remain autono¬mous.