Thursday, August 28, 2008

मराठी पाट्या लावा

महाराष्ट्रात लातूरला भूकंप झाला, तेव्हा भूकंपग्रस्तांसाठी मदतीचा हात आखडता घेणाऱ्या मुंबईतील व्यापाऱ्यांनी जेव्हा भूजमध्ये भूकंप झाला, तेव्हा मात्र तेथे भरभरून मदत केली, मग महाराष्ट्र व गुजरात असा भेदभाव का, असा परखड सवाल महाराष्ट्र नवनिर्माण सेनेचे अध्यक्ष राज ठाकरे यांनी आज बुधवारी उपस्थित केला.

मराठी पाट्या लावण्यासाठी आता फक्त एकच दिवस शिल्लक आहे, पाट्या बदलल्या नाहीत तर परिणामांना सामोरे जा, असा अंतिम इशाराही त्यांनी दिला.गेल्या काही दिवसांपासून मराठी पाट्यांचा मुद्दा चांगलाच तापला आहे. त्यातच काल मनसेने व्यापाऱ्यांची सभा उधळून लावली होती. या पार्श्‍वभूमीवर मराठी पाट्यांना विरोध करणाऱ्या व्यापाऱ्यांविरुद्ध राज ठाकरे यांनी चौफेर हल्ला चढविला.

महाराष्ट्राची राजभाषा मराठी असावी, हा १९६१ चा कायदा आहे , तरीही राज्याच्या भाषेसाठी कोर्टात जावे लागते यासारखे दुर्दैव नाही. भाषेसाठी कोर्टात जाणारे कुठलेही राज्य या देशात नाही, अशी खंतही त्यांनी व्यक्त केली.


तर दुसरीकडे उद्धव ठाकरे यांनी कायदा आमच्यामुळे झाला असून, मनसेने त्याचे श्रेय घेऊ नये, असा इशारा दिला. मराठीचा आग्रह योग्य असला, तरी त्यात पक्षीय राजकारण आणणे योग्य आहे का? या सर्वांत तुम्ही कोणती भूमिका घ्याल? आम्हाला येथे नक्की कळवा...

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, Raj Thakre is right. He is the person who really cares for Maharashtra.

Shriman said...

This Mahesh Bhatt &c should show its heroism in Bihar against the naxalites. Resisiting the unarmed civilized fight of the MNS is like trying to scuttle the voice of people. What MNS is doing has an extra-ordinarily large mass base and support. The support MNS garners is not being imagined by Mahesh Bhatt. This man polularizes his movies only with gory violence and carnal desires of men; he can't produce a movie in a sensible manner. He has no right to fight against the people's movement in Maharashtra. Marathi is not a European or Micronesian language to resist so much. If Hindi was pressed as National Language, it was an argument that a foreign language - English - should not be our National Language. Now, as per the norms of all States, Marathi boards are to be displayed, why so much hue and cry? In a way it it good that they are resisting: Let Maharashtra see what people it is inviting and nurturing right in their home!

Anonymous said...

Ya, I totally agree with Raj Thakre. Infact, being 'marathi', we all have to support him instead all leg pulling; what we have been doing since long to preserve our language and our culture.

uday khire said...

I don't understand why there is opposition for simple Marathi boards? Nothing to loose, it's a local language, they can have it in Marathi as well as any other language if they prefer. Why they allow it to make this as a political issue? Every businessman should fight bigger fights like consistent electicity, infrastructure development etc

Tushar said...

raj is 100% perfect & i support him he is pure Maratha

Sunil Jadhav said...

Raj Thakre's issue on marathi Board on every shops in maharashtra is right. i agree with him.

Anonymous said...

I completely support the RAJ Thakare. He is doing great things about marathi & maharashtra.

I want to ask mahesh bhat that, can he do the same thing in chennai or other south state? South state is very much strict about their local language.

Raj thakare go ahead ... we are with u....

Anonymous said...

Totaly with MNS and Raj Thakre...

Raj is becoming a hero amongst all Maharashtrian, which will give him long term political milage as well..

He is the leader to watch for Marathis... He and his views are totally correct and i agree 100% to him... Other political parties should take something from him..He is thinking beyond politics...

श्रीराज आगाशे said...

मराठा तितुका मेळावावा महाराष्ट्र धर्म वाढवावा

Anonymous said...

Those saying Raj Thakre should go to BIHAR and Kashmir are pure anti-maharashtrians.

Shriman-You should go visit Bangalore, Madras, Jaipur. Perhaps you will not be able to read the numbers and letters. Even an auto/taxi person will not speak with you in HINDI! I appreciated their love for state language and treat the visitor as a person from outside world!

Raj Thakre is taking the law in his hands. If Congress(i) cannot impose Marathi in Maharashtra.. someone has to do it. Maybe the methods are through revolt and unpeaceful.. but someone has to put the process of marathi right, at least in maharashtra.

We all support anyone who does good for Marathi! All the Bangladeshi, Gujarathi, Bihari, Bhaya, Kanadigaas, Madrasese are visitors in Maharashtra. They need to learn marathi and live like marathi. Not the opposite! "Jaisa Desh Vaisa Besh"..

Support Raj Thakre/ Shiv Sena (ONLY on Marathi ISSUE)!

Jai Maharashtra,
Jai Bhavani!

Anonymous said...

Think about this. In whole world there are communities who speak maximum two languages. First is native and second is business. They take pride while talking in their native language. I was in Italy, when I demanded ticket in English, and lady was upset to know I can't speak English, even though it was obviuos from my color that I am asian.

Only in Maharashtra, we have this tradition of speaking in hindi and English, and disparaging our own lang Marathi. Young Marathi people condsider talking in Hindi more fashionable, when Marathi lang is much more advanced then hindi gramatically and word wise. Take a look at Southern states and the progress they have made, where people are investing there time learning other things instead of one more language.

And what use it is to learn hindi anyway? Only to see movies/listen to songs, can't we have Marathi movies and songs as Southern india have their own? Officially hindi is utterly useless as all of us know anywhere. Babu bends when spoken to in English. *h*indi people make fun of Marathi people for not speaking hindi lang even though it not our lang, and expect us to communicate with then in hindi, even though they are in Maharashtra, can they ever dare to speak hindi in Italy?

Raj is the best thing that has happened to Maharashtra. I wish him best of luck

Dr Prashant Deshmane ,Los Angeles said...

hindustan - hindi
gujrat: gujrati language
tamilnadu: tamil language
aasam: assamese language
karnataka: kannadi
aandhra: telagu
west bengal: bangali
if these guys have no problem with their regional language...why should Maharashtra = marathi equation is seen as bad..
it is perfectly straight forward and simple comment.
Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city..financial capital of MHA and India ..good..but it is capital of Maharashtra also..so why should there be problem with marathi..its a ragional language like any other state ,and if someone is passionate about the issue...whats wrong my fellow brother Indians..had your shops been in kerala or tamilnadu,wouldn't you guys had those regional language boards..then what is the problem with marathi boards..
Think about it ,its not something outragious..its plane and simple..use a regional language board with an english board at the side..simple solution. even if this comment had been from congress /BJP..everyone should support it ,as it is not a provoking thing at all,its just a simple regional issue.. and if Raj has brought it up..why should he be targetted?.. Raj is probably the most charismatic leader at present in MHA and it is just start..beleive it or not..he will only be stronger and bigger in a matter of 10 years.. he is just launching his party,but I am sure he will turn out to be a great leader who will do a lot for social welfare ..not personal welfare like other politicians...if Obama can do it in USA despite vouched a s less experienced..why not Raj in MHA..Rajbhai tum aage bado,hamara pura support hai...aata he hindi madhe bolalo mhanun bhandu naka !!

Anonymous said...

MNS is creating a mild form of terror. Raj Thakre is not an elected official. He is trying to enforce a policy that has not been voted upon / agreed upon. We are a democracy. This is terror. In India, we should be Indian first Maharashtrain later. Nobody should be compelled to put up Marathi boards. This is insane. Being a Marathi Manoos, it insults me to see this kind of stupidity. I have studied history and this is not what Chhatrapati would have condone. Jai Hind. Jai Maharashtra.

Aniket said...

I'm a staunch supporter of Maharashtra's great historic culture and traditions. And Shivaji Maharaj was one of the best rulers in India just like Rana Pratap or Tipu Sultan. While insisting upon Marathi, do the people who are leading this movement, love the language and culture from the bottom of their heart? If yes, can anyone go and ask why do Sachin Tendulkar's kids attend an English medium school? And its not only him, its you, me and everyone. I know quite a few so-called Marathi teens who cant even speak a single Marathi sentence properly because they have gone to English schools. Those politicians who expect the common man to follow marathi should first look into their own homes. If we want to preserve our language and culture, we should try to teach its importance to our next generation. Those who feel real love for the language, please send your kids to Marathi medium schools, Marathi should be a mandatory first language in all primary schools throughout the state. About the sign-boards, it is good to have them in Marathi but this shouldn't be made a political issue, legislation should be used.

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Anonymous said...

महाराष्ट्रात मराठी नाही तर काय तमिळ आणि गुजराती पाट्या लावायच्या ?
मराठी पाटी नसलेल्या दुकानांवर सर्व मराठी जनांनी बहिष्कार घालावा.
राज साहेबां सोबत रहाणे हेच सध्या शहाणपणाचे आहे.
महाराष्टात सर्वांनी मराठीतच बोलावं दुकानदार मद्रासी असो नाही तर गुजराती त्याच्याशी मराठीतच बोला.
जय महाराष्ट्र.

Amey Mankar's said...

no option for MARATHI in MAHARASHTRA

Anonymous said...

Bhashavar pranta rachana asalyamule sthanik bhashet dukanachya patya asana avashyak ahe. shuvay pararajyatil ani baheril deshatun alelya lokana bhashecha problem yevu naye mhanun english madhe hi patya asana avshyak ahe. tyamule sthanik ani english donhi bhashet patya lavlyas saglyanach phaydyache hoil

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe this!!! Marathi people who live in USA are still as ignorant as ever...

Ithey yewun KAHICH shiknar nahi apli loka......apan "marathi" na....hum nahi sudhrenge.......

Lawa waat marathi chi ani maharashtrachi.....support kara tumhcya ladkya ani murkha politicians na....tyanna TECH hawy ahey.....sarwa marathi kara mhanjey Mumbai chey business hub ahey tey nahisa howun jaeel karan asa karun sarwa par-prantiya mumbaitun nighun jateel ani mumbaicha "shahana" marathi manus tyachi waat lawel...karn marathi mansala kam karayal awdat nahi....hey jag-jaheer ahey.....

Arey mitranno....hye politicianch chey "karyakartey" kay kartaat....koney dhandey kartaat tumhala kalpana tari ahey ka ?.....

sadha udharan deto...eka prantatley yahcney "Snehi" mala mahit ahey.....bhaji pala wikat asey...shikshan nahi....pan "politiks" madhye ghusley...prantaat uncha huddyawar pohochley layki nastanna..ata "Sahebanni" nusti order dili ki tod-phod mara mari ani khun karayala tayar......

Asha lokanna marathi chi "KAL-KAL" ahey kay kinwa asel kay ?

Tumhala mahit ahey kay marathi mansanchi karamat.....

Pardeshat jawun suddha phakta 3/4 jananshi group banawtil....pachwa marathi jar bhetla tar olakh sudhdha dakhawat nahi...bolna tar durach.....hey majhey ani majhya sarkhyanchey anubhav..

Ata bola...tumhala kal kal ahey marathi chi ? mhanun tumhi hy politicians la support karta ahaat ? ki kam dhanda nahi marathi sathi konitari "jhagadtoy"...apanahi thodi kadi lawawi....arrey pan "jhagatoy" tey "KASEY" jhagadtoy....tyaat tyancha kay phayda ahey.....hey kahi tumhala kalatay ki nahi?

Akkaha jag sudhartay ani apan matra magey phirtoy....KADHI KALNAR aplya lokanna ????!!!!

Ravi Chougule said...

Raj's statement is ethical and not political. He is always describing the Marathi person mind and he is correct.
The people from outside are missusing their designations and positions. Why most of higher positions in jobs occupied by outsiders? Why your organization management not having Marathi people? Because outsiders always try to pull down legs of Marathi Manus.Thats why Marathi manus is in the dark of dreams. And Marathi manus do not want such people in Maharastra.

Also if all the other communities can live in harmony and peace in Maharashtra, why cant the Outsider do that. Gujratis, Parsis, South Indians have shifted to Maharashtra and have followed and respected the tradition and culture of Maharashta and so do Marathi people for their culture. But Biharis and people from UP (North Indians) try to scathe a force and try to show that their tradtion and culture is above others which is unacceptable. This is the truth.

Bryce said...

This is such an interesting blog. I find the comments/debate to be very interesting, even if I don't understand everything that is being discussed. I do agree that the Marahi language should be given a stronger position though.

Just if you guys are interested, this is a great Marathi site that you might enjoy:

मराठी wiki browser

--Bryce