Examine the controversy over Hindi and English as the official language


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(i) The controversy over the Hindi and English as the official language started when our Constitution made the provision that the use of English for official purposes was to stop in 1965.
(ii) However, many non-Hindi speaking states demanded that the use of English should continue. In Tamil Nadu, this movement took a violent form.
(iii) So the central government responded by agreeing to continue the use of English along with Hindi for
official purposes.
(iv) Thus, the flexibility shown by Indian political leaders helped our country to avoid the tense situation like that in Sri Lanka.