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Union Minister Criticizes Karnataka Government Over Arrest of Kannada Activists

Union Minister Pralhad Joshi criticized the Congress-led Karnataka government over the arrest of Kannada activists involved in the vandalism and removal of English signboards. Joshi argued that the Congress government, which supports the withdrawal of cases related to communal violence, has arrested Kannada activists.

He deemed the Kannada activists’ protest as rightful and accused the state government of imposing harsh measures on them. The arrests came in the wake of protests demanding more prominence for the Kannada language. Joshi urged the government to release the activists and accused it of having a dual agenda. Former Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai expressed his disappointment over the arrests, emphasizing the need for strict rules on Kannada in signboards. Provide 8 unique lines about this topic in a paragraph with a heading.