On International Mother Language Day - GJM Calls Out TMC Hypocrisy

Yesterday while commemorating the International Mother Language Day, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha came down heavily on Trinmool Congress for their lack of respect towards the Nepali language.

Speaking to the press, GJM leader Mr. Binoy Tamang said, "Bangladesh demanded independence when Pakistan imposed Urdu on them instead of allowing Bengali as the main language... the Gorkhas in Darjeeling hills, Terai and Dooars have been similarly deprived and discriminated against, by the West Bengal government..."

Mr. Tamang stated, "GTA uses Nepali as the 1st language, while Bengal has not even included Nepali as an optional language in WBCS. This shows utter lack of disrespect not only towards the Nepali speaking people, but also towards the Indian constitution which recognizes Nepali as one of the national languages of India under the 8th Scheduled. We all have to fight for our linguistic rights and speak out against all forms of linguistic discrimination and imperialism, and for GJM party to conserve and propagate Nepali language is not only a priority but also one of our main goals."
Mr. Benoy Tamang
Mr. Benoy Tamang 
Taking pot-shots at JAP President Dr. Harka Bh Chettri, Mr. Benoy Tamang said, "When Dr. Rohit Sharma was Kurseong MLA he had raised this issue in Bengal legislature... GJM had also raised this issue numerous times when CM Mamata visited Darjeeling and every time they assured us that they will include Nepali language soon, they didn't... Though Harka ji claims that he raised the non-inclusion of Nepali language in WBCS issue in the last session of legislature... he hasn't pressed for it enough, and he is not serious about Nepali language... Even hill TMC hasn't said a word on this issue... this shows their lack of commitment and apathy towards the Nepali language and hill people."

Mr. Tamang added, "we request all the people from our region, to raise their voices against continued discrimination of our Mother tongue - Nepali in West Bengal."


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