Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister West Bengal Chief Minister today said all languages were equal and mother tongue should be used to express one’s views.
“All languages are equal. Mother tongue must be for expressing views,” Banerjee tweeted on the occasion of International Mother Language Day.
“How can I forget February 21 spattered with my brothers’ blood? I pay my tribute to the martyrs of 1952 Language Movement,” Banerjee tweeted.
Heartfelt greetings to all on the occasion of International Mother Language Day,” Banerjee added.
Some Dhaka University students who were demonstrating for the recognition of Bengali as their national language along with Urdu were shot dead on February 21, 1952 by the police in the then East Pakistan.