Voicing concern over markings on milestones in English being replaced with Hindi in Tamil Nadu, DMK working president MK Stalin on Friday warned that a new movement against Hindi could start in the southern state.
"If the BJP govt tries to prioritise Hindi and give less importance to Tamil language then a new movement against Hindi could start," Stalin said in a statement.
"This shows bringing Hindi hegemony through the backdoor in Tamil Nadu," he said in a statement, adding, it showed the BJP-led Centre did not respect the sentiments of Tamils.
MK Stalin demanded that the Centre should give up imposing Hindi on the people and also stop replacing English signage with that of Hindi.
"The Centre should treat equally all the languages listed in the Eight Schedule to the Constitution," he said.