Students from the North Eastern states protested at the offices of the Ministry of Human Resource Development asking to scuttle the introduction of Hindi or a Modern Indian Language, in the compulsory foundation course in Delhi University's new four-year programme.
The protest was organized by the North East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS). The group submitted a memorandum to the ministry demanding immediate action to stop the imposition of a compulsory Hindi Language/Modern Indian Language (MIL) by Delhi University.
The protests have been going on since 22 March 2013 calling it ‘cultural chauvinism’ . The list of languages the syllabus will follow the eighth schedule of the constitution of India does not feature a number of their own languages including Hmar, Tangkhul, Nagamese, Kuki, Bodo language, Sikkimese and Teniedie.