In June 2021, the clamour borke out for Tulu to be included in the eights (8th) schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Various organisations initiated a Twitter campaign and got overwhelming response.
ABOUT TULU LANGUAGE
Tulu is a Dravidian Language spoken mainly in two coastal districts Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala.
As per the 2011 census report, there are 18,46,427 Tulu speaking people in India.
WHAT EXACTLY IS THE DEMAND BY TULU SPEAKERS?
The Tulu Speakers mainly in Karnataka and Kerala are demanding from the government to give it official language status.
It should be included in the eighth schedule to the constitution.
PRESENT STATUS OF TULU
Some people launched Twitter compaign like ‘Tweet Tulund’ compaign, # Education in Tulu to include Tulu language in 8th schedule of the constitution. They say that Tulu language is not only language but also a culture and tradition with history of its own. However, it is restricted to Kerala & Karnataka region.
SIGNIFICANCE OF INCLUSION
If it included in the eight schedules of the Indian constitution, Tulu would get recognition form the Sahitya Academy & protection of the constitution itself.