The pan-India three language formula proposed in the draft National Education Policy 2019, by the Centre has invited widespread protests in some regions of the country.

According to a report by NDTV, the new policy is being seen as an effort to make Hindi compulsory in schools till class 8th. Several hashtags started trending on Twitter following the announcement of the policy.

#StopHindiImposition and #HindiIsNotTheNationalLanguage were among the major hashtags trending on Twitter.

Following backlash on Twitter, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the suggestions were just a report and not a policy yet.

“It’s not the policy. Public feedback will be sought. It’s a misunderstanding that it has become a policy. No language will be imposed on any state.”

While the policy has been formulated by a committee, no final decision on it has been taken as of now.