Kasargod: Pro-Kannada organisations in Kasargod have decided to fight the Kerala government's order to make the use of Malayalam mandatory in the state.
At a meeting held in Kumble City Hall under the chairmanship of Karnataka Samithi President, advocate Muralidhar Ballukuraya, leaders termed the new language policy as an attempt to impose Malayalam on Kannadigas of the border district.
The meeting resolved to take a delegation to the Kerala chief minister to apprise him of the constitutional rights of 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.
ZP Member K Srikanth, Senior Kannada activist Purushottam Master, Kerala unit Chief of Kannada Sahitya Parishat SV Bhat, President of Kerala unit of Karnataka Janapada Parishat Gopal Shetty and others participated in the meeting.