Chennai : Tamil Nadu Police has been put on high alert following intelligence inputs about possible violence in the state over Union Minister Amit Shah’s statement that Hindi should be made a medium of communication.

Political leaders including Chief Minister MK Stalin and Congress state president MK Alagiri had come out against Shah’s statement. Security has been beefed up in several areas of the state where violence is likely to erupt.

According to a senior intelligence officer of the state police, the preventive measure comes after Viduthalai Chiruthigal Katchi (VCK) and Dravida Kazhagam (DK), a Dalit organization based on the ideals of Tamil social reformer EV Ramaswamy Periyar, against whom protests have been held across the state. was called upon. Minister’s statement.

VCK’s founding leader and Member of Parliament, Thol Thirumavalavan, said: “The statement of Union Home Minister Amit Shah is part of BJP’s fascist designs and the people of Tamil Nadu will reject and defeat the imposition of Hindi language. in the state.”

He said that the party will take out a protest march across the state against this highly provocative statement of the Union Home Minister. Thol Thirumavalavan said the party’s executive committee has drawn up an outline of the protest programs against the Union Home Minister’s statement.

Thol Thirumavalavan said: “Amit Shah and the BJP do not know the history of Tamil Nadu and the protests against the imposition of Hindi language in the state. Implementing a link language would divide and divide the people of the country. BJP should refrain from doing so.”

However, he did not elaborate on the plan of the protest march and the date for holding the march. State intelligence sources said the state police is ready for any spontaneous protest in certain areas where the party is strong.

Dravida Kazhagam (DK) leader K. Veeramani also said that the organization will hold protest marches across Tamil Nadu against the central government’s arbitrary move to impose Hindi on the people of Tamil Nadu.

“The people of Tamil Nadu are already agitated by the statement of the Union Home Minister imposing Hindi on our people. There will be a strong protest from Tamil Nadu and we will make the people of Tamil Nadu stand in line against this unilateral step of the central government and Amit. Shah,” Veeramani said.

He also asked Amit Shah to study the history of the long struggles waged by the Tamil people in the earlier days against the imposition of Hindi.

He said the protest march would be conducted in a peaceful manner and called upon the Union Home Minister to apologize to the people of the country and not create rift between different states by using such statements.

Veeramani said that a protest march will be taken out in different parts of Tamil Nadu on Monday against this move of the central government.