Chennai Live News Updates: Indian languages, including Tamil, should be made official languages of the Union government and Indian Languages Day should be celebrated rather than the Hindi Diwas, DMK President and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Wednesday. Quoting from Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s address to the All India Official Language Conference in Gujarat, Stalin claimed that Shah batted for learning Hindi to understand culture and history.
DMK deputy general secretary A Raja stoked a controversy over his Shudra remark and drew BJP’s ire with the saffron party accusing him of spewing hatred against a community to appease others. Shudras, the Nilgiris MP claimed, were insulted in Manusmrithi and denied equality, education, employment and entry into temples. “You are a Shudra till you remain a Hindu. You are the son of a prostitute till you remain as Shudra. You are a Panchaman (Dalit) till you remain a Hindu. You are an untouchable till you remain a Hindu,” Raja said while addressing a meeting of Dravidar Kazhagam here.
In other news, The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) Tuesday said it has identified 1,872 gram gold, Rs 18.37 lakh cash and seized incriminating documents during raids at several places in Tamil Nadu allegedly linked to former health minister and AIADMK Viralimalai MLA C Vijayabaskar. The raids began Tuesday morning at 13 places including five in Chennai, three in Salem, one each in Madurai, Theni, Pudukkotai, Thiruvallur and Tambaram.
A man who drove a four-wheeler under the influence of alcohol and injured three pedestrians, should distribute pamphlets against drunk-driving for two weeks at a busy city junction till he realises the danger involved in such acts, the Madras High Court has ruled. Justice A D Jagadish Chandra gave a direction to this effect while granting bail to a youth, who was arrested for causing injuries to three pedestrians while driving in an inebriated condition. He shall be released on bail on his executing a bond for Rs 25,000 with two sureties for a like sum to the satisfaction of the IV Metropolitan Magistrate in Saidapet, the judge said.
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