January 17, 2020
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Points Of Rancour

Points Of Rancour
  • Language: Imposition of Hindi
  • Classical Heritage: Sanskrit over Tamil
  • Classical Music: Hindustani gets favoured over Carnatic
  • Funds: North gets more than its due
  • Clearance of projects: These are either delayed or denied
  • Political uncertainty: Misuse of Article 356 (which allows for the dismissal of the state government in cases such as a breakdown of constitutional machinery) renders southern states inarticulate about their needs and demands
  • Popular culture: Hindi cinema vs the rest
  • No space for participation in the governance of the country: For instance, Tamil Nadu has had no Cabinet minister in the Union Government since 1982, except during the brief National Front regime, despite returning all the Congress candidates to Parliament
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