Methods are determined from goals
If Raj Thackerays' methods are wrong, then its because
his goal and purpose was/is wrong ..
When in India, speak Indian
And what language would that be??
If Hindi is the national language, then it should be followed nationally ...
Or rather, if every state were to implement its own language,then what is the point of having a National language??
For speeches on 15th August and 26th January???
What you are proposing is exactly what was being done by
extremists in Punjab in the name of Khalistan??
Number plates were forced to be in Punjabi,
girls were warned against cutting their hair ...
A whole culture was sought to be imposed ..
by those who thought they had the right to do it ...
Going to any part of India and being able to communicate in Hindi
would be a a feather in our nationalist cap - not a drawback ...
It would at least ensure that all those who did speak the local language
did so voluntarily and from the Heart, something that has staying power
unlike under threat to their livelihood ... which never survives ...
If people in the south do not reply to you if you speak in hindi
then they are not being Indians ...
They ought to be criticised ..
instead of using them as an example to do the same ...
in your Home state
A nation of 26 states with 26 languages ...
Do you expect an indian to learn all 26 languages
just to be able to move around in his own country ??
And How do you propose to distinguish the natives from the visitors ??
Do you propose asking a person where He is from before you reply to him
in the language you think is right ...
Use some sense ..
You cannot make a people honest or truthful or peaceful
under threat of Law or by passing a bill in parliament ..
Al that Mumbai is ... it is because of the combined efforts
of all indians who chose to make it their home ...
The Britishers made it a port because of the natural formation
so that they wouldn't have to work from scratch ...
The original inhabitants were anyway the Kolis or the fishermen
who no one bothers about now ... The Marathi manoos came later
as a migrant just like the rest ...
The film Industry is located in Mumbai but earns money from all over India
The filsm are released all over India and the fame for the actors is from
that ... if the films were released only in maharashtra and the money earned only
from there, then it would have made sense to want 80% of the benefit for locals
You want the credit and benefit to go only to the marathi manoos ??
Raj Thackeray alternately talks about Maharashtrians and marathi manoos
.... a clever ploy that allows him to shift his stand between domiciled maharashtrians
and the marathi manoos as the situation on the ground demands politically ....
If anything, He will/has only given the marathi manoos a bad name
and made it difficult for him to live peacefully in other states as many
incidences against them has shown ...
The Devil may quote the scriptures, but that does not make him God ...
With best wishes from
--- On Sun, 12/7/08, fao moderator <faomoderator@
From: fao moderator <faomoderator@