Due recognition not given to Tamil language: Madras High Court directs creation of separate Epigraphy Branch for Tamil at Chennai

"Though the Sanskrit is one of the Indo-Aryan languages, a separate Branch has been established in the name of Sanskrit, whereas Tamil is clubbed with other Dravidian languages," the Court observed in its order.
Tamil inscriptions; Image for representative purposes
Tamil inscriptions; Image for representative purposestnarch.gov.in

Lamenting that the oldest Indian language, Tamil has not been given its due recognition, the Madras High Court recently ordered the establishment of a separate Epigraphy Branch for Tamil at Chennai within six months (P Manimaran v. The Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Union of India and ors).

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