Mangaluru: Non-stop campaign from Jan 29-Feb 2 for recognition of Tulu language – Mohiuddin Bawa

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jan 25: “Various protests have taken place in the past several years urging to add Tulu language to the Eighth Schedule and give it the status of an official language. Tulunadu and the language are being continuously discriminated right from the beginning. When we raise our voice in this regard, governments give a lame excuse of a law issue and do not give respect to the feelings of people. That is why responsible citizens like us of Tulunadu should unite as one, keeping aside party, religion, and caste and draw the attention of the government,” said former MLA Mohiuddin Bawa at a press conference on Thursday January 25.

“There are many states in our country where more than one language is declared as an official language. States like Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand have more than one language as the official language. Hence, from January 29 to February 2, responsible citizens like us will have to urge the chief minister of Karnataka and Prime Minister of our country through Indian post registered post to make the Tulu language an official language,” Bawa further added.

Vijaya Kumar Kodialbail said, “All organizations, leaders of political parties, Tulu state and cinema artistes, eminent personalities, traders and businessmen of Tulunadu should support this campaign. I also request all organizations, including Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, to support this campaign for Tulu language, which is like the sister language of Kannada.

“More than 25 lac Tulu speaking people live in places like Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kasargod, Teerthahalli, Hosanagara, Sagara, Shringeri, Koppa, Narasimharajapura, Mudigere, Sakleshpur, Mumbai and Pune. All have to lead the campaign and send at least 10000 appeal letters to PM Modi and CM Siddaramaiah. At least before the next budget session, a decision in this regard needs to be taken by the government on the Tulu language which has a script,” he said.

Dayananda Kattalsaar, H K Sharif, and Shailesh were present.





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  • Ravindra, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    Mr Bawa, Right issue taken up You stand in election and show your strength against your previous party.

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  • Sanjay Shenoy, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    Namma Urda Namma Nirda . Namma Tulunad. Bawa vote for you .

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  • Lavin Poojary, Surathkal

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    He is trying to revive his dead political career by touching on an emotional point for Tuluvas.

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  • Pradeep Kumar, Mangalore

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    We support you sir go head

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Bava speaks better Kannada than UT. By extension if it is true for Tulu also, he has a point. But those who can actually speak Tulu never proposed this. Anyway, Bava is clean, he does not represent real estate lobby of Mangalore I am 100% sure and he is only interested in Tulu language.

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    UT's daddy Late UT Fareed ( Ullal MLA 1978-1983 ) was also speaking Classical Kannada like his son...Tak...Takk...

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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Thanks for the strong and meaningful Voice .. This is the need of the hour .. Every language needs protection and support from the govt.Salute to Mr Bawa.

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  • Mangalorean, Odipu_Kudla

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Being a Tuluva who has always respected the people of any language and coming from a land where Tuluva never discriminated on the basis of their language where every language flourished. We should come together to make our Moukeda TuluNadha Bashe official in Karnataka or in 2 Districts. I urge all my Amchigele Konkanis, Beary and Tuluva brothers to come together to save the language of this land

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  • Steve, Udupi

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Nobody should join such activities inorder to avoid loss of property and life of innocent while the leader is staying safe, spread the word.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bengaluru

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    For recognition of Tulu language/to find a place in right schedule of the constitution it is prerequisite to name the erstwhile undivided DK dist as TULUNADU ...

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  • Vicky Raj, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    This person will definitely contest for Lok Sabha Election... That's why he started his drama...

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  • Ajay R Manjeshwar, Kudla

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Tulu language cannot be the second official language of Karnataka as its spoken as a native language only in Dakshina Kannada district and 3 taluks of neighbouring Udupi district. Bunts and Veerashaiva Lingayats belonging to the OBC 3B category are demanding inclusion in the OBC 2A category. They are upper castes who are rightly placed. I belong to the 2A category as we are rightly placed as truly backward caste.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    this is like GOKULASTAMIGU IMAM SAABIGU YETTANA SAMBANDHA...this fellow like his party leaders has totally lost ground...thought he is going to make it big by joining JD trying to be in limelight through these cheap acts...Blue j pigs are in power in center since 10 years...our dk or udupi MPs could not do anything....NANA BAWA ENCHINA MALPUNI MARAYA...ora manipande kulluya

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    After the merger of BJP & JD-S, Mohiuddin Bawa will join BJP ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    Jossey Sir, his brother is JDS MLC and one of the closest confident / adviser of HD Deve Gowda....please don't comment is the evening time Sir....he will never join spite BJPee alliance with JDS Sir...Tak...Takk...

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