Kasargod, April 19,2017 : A meeting of pro-Kannada organisations held at Kumble City Hall on April 18, Tuesday has resolved to launch a severe agitation opposing the Kerala government’s stance of imposing Malayalam by making it mandatory in the state.
The new language policy of the state government was nothing but an attempt to impose Malayalam on Kannadigas of border district, the meeting observed and discussed the impact of the government policy as well as the future plan of action of the Kannada organisations.
The meeting was held under the presidentship of Karnataka Samithi President advocate Muralidhar Ballukuraya. The meeting resolved to take a delegation to the Kerala Chief Minister to apprise him of the constitutional rights of the minority Kannadigas of the border district. It was also decided to include Kasargod district in-charge Minister Chandrashekhara who is also the state revenue minister as well as MLAs of the district in the delegation of border area Kannadigas.
ZP Member K Srikanth, Senior Kannada activist Purushottam Master, Kerala unit Chief of Kannada Sahitya Parishat S V Bhat, President of Kerala unit of Karnataka Janapada Parishat Gopal Shetty and others participated in the meeting.