‘DravidaNadu’ demand revives on Twitter, after Centre’s ban on cattle slaughter

'DravidaNadu' demand revives on Twitter, after Centre's ban on cattle slaughter

#DravidaNadu has been trending on Twitter since the last two days, 50 years after the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) dropped its demand for the Dravida Nadu, an independent nation comprising four southern states. #DravidaNadu was trending from Kerala, after the state refused to comply with the Centre’s decision to ban the sale of cattle for slaughter.

The ‘DravidaNadu’ hashtag got enthusiastic support from Twitterati in Tamil Nadu, as it protested against the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest’s notification, banning the sale of cattle for slaughter purposes. This decision has not been taken well by the people by down in Kerala as beef dishes are popular there.

Twitterati from Kerala brought out DravidaNadu hashtag to drive home their opposition to the Centre’s so-called imposition of culture, language and food habits upon people. However, some people made objected to secessionist demand.

The Dravida Nadu demand was dropped back in 1963 by DMK, following the Indian Constitution’s amendment to make secessionist demand illegal.

Expressing surprise over Kerala demanding Dravidanadu, Aazhi Senthil Nathan, a political analyst, tweeted his response.

In Tamil Nadu, DMK and Congress leaders are using it as a tool to hit out at the Centre. They are holding the BJP responsible for the revival of demand for Dravida Nadu. DMK MLA J Anbazhagan also tweeted on the same.

Twitteratti are constantly posting about the #DravidaNadu.

Tamil Nadu BJP unit president Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the demand for Dravida Nadu is entirely secessionist. “Tamil Nadu youths should not fall prey to such demands,” she said.

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