Jaaved Jaaferi on Ajay Devgn-Kiccha Sudeep Hindi Row: “I was even under the impression that Hindi is the national language”

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Published by Aman Shukla on 06 May 2022

The national language debate, which got heated up after recent a Twitter exchange between actors Ajay Devgn and Kiccha Sudeep, had many film stars chiming in with their viewpoints. Presently, actor Jaaved Jaaferi has said that much like Ajay, he too thought that Hindi was India’s national language.

In a recent interview with India Today, Jaaved said that he read up about it and found that “there is no one language.” He said, “Constitutionally, there is no one language. That’s what I looked at. I was looking at the official Indian languages and the constitution gives no language a status of the national language. I came across that. I was even under the impression that Hindi is the national language. But I just looked up that the constitution gives no language the status of a national language.”

Jaaved said that India has 22 official languages and this is “the beauty of this country.” He said, “See, the point is about unity in diversity. That was and is the beauty of this country. There are so many religions but there is no national religion. There is no national language. You have a national bird or a national flower. The future of the country is the simulation of everything and I think no other country has that.”

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