Karnataka Rakshana Vedike(KRV) today took out a protest and burnt an effigy of the central government against the celebration of the Hindi day and Hindi week in the state.
KRV district in charge Mahadeo Talwar said that Hindi does not have a status of national language and the central govt. is imposing Hindi on all states. In a memorandum submitted they demanded that all offices in the state work in Kannada only.
In the protest the absence of Rajeev Toppannavar was notable and he is being away from the scenes of KRV since he lead a protest under the Tricolor in support of Anna Hazare. Toppannavar has not been officially removed from the KRV yet but sources say it will happen soon.
Article 343. Official language of the Union- (1) The official language of the Union shall be Hindi in Devnagari script. The form of numerals to be used for the official purposes of the Union shall be the international form of Indian numerals. Read more here http://rajbhasha.nic.in/default.aspx