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Indian Actor Rajinikanth Says A Common Language in India Will Be Good but Impossible

In a country as diverse as India, there are at least 20 different languages being spoken by at least a million people, so one could imagine the difficulty to communicate with one another. Of course, many people speak more than one language so it's not really a problem.

But when Union Home Minister Amit Shah proposed the 'one nation, one language' policy, actor Rajinikanth weighed in on the issue and said that such a thing is not possible for India.

Speaking to reporters, Rajinikanth said, “Any country that has a common language will find it beneficial to its growth and unity. Unfortunately, we cannot have that in India.

Language is power and whatever is the dominant or ruling language gives the speakers of that language preeminence and social mobility. So despite making communication easier, having one language spoken by all will still alienate and isolate certain groups of people. There will always be people who are left out of the conversation.

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