Kalaignar Karunanidhi and Puratchiththalaivar MGR in the Anti Hindi Agitation 1965.
In January-February 1965, people of Tamil Nadu rose up in protest against Hindi imposition. These protests, popularly known as the 1965 Anti-Hindi Agitation, were spearheaded by students.
The Madras anti-Hindi agitation of 26 January 1965 is a series of agitations that happened in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu (formerly Madras State). The agitations involved several mass protests, riots, student and political movements in Tamil Nadu, and concerned the official status of Hindi in the state and in the Indian Republic.
The new Constitution came into effect on 26 January 1950. Efforts by the Indian Government to make Hindi the sole official language after 1965 was not acceptable to many non-Hindi Indian states, who wanted the continued use of English.
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) led the opposition to Hindi and participated in the Anti Hindi Agitation movement in Tamil Nadu.
Arignar Anna Leader of DMK party instructed that that active DMK members like Actors, Advocates and Doctors need not participate in the Hindi agitatations and they can stay outside and do their important duties. That is the reason Puratchiththalaivar MGR not taken part in the agitation and hoisted black flag in his house and participated in the shooting at Goa wearing Black badge along with his co-actors.
Kalaignar Karunanidhi always criticized MGR in not taking part in the Anti Hindi agitation. This was replied in the BOOK Titled, “இந்தி ஆதிக்க எதிர்ப்புப்போரில் புரட்சித் தலைவர்.” “Puratchiththalaivar in the war of Anti Hindi domination”. I explained this in Tamil thro “You Tube”.