Demo to protect Tamil language

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Coimbatore, Feb 20 (PTI) Perur Mutt Pontiff, Maruthachala Adigalar on Saturday led a demonstration here seeking to protect Tamil language and make it compulsory till eighth standard in Tamil Nadu.

The protest was organised by Coimbatore Tamil Sangham and Joint Committee for Protection of Tamil.

Addressing the protesters, Maruthachala Adigalar demanded that the government take steps to make Tamil compulsory in schools till the eighth standard.

The protesters raised slogans against imposing Hindi.

Other demands include 80 per cent reservation in government jobs to Tamils and make it the official language in all departments. PTI NVM BN BN BN