Gokak agitation (Kannada: ಗೋಕಾಕ್ ಚಳುವಳಿ) was a successful language rights agitation in the 1980s that fought for the first language status of the Kannada language in the state of Karnataka, India.
It was named after the committee headed by V. K. Gokak that had recommended giving primacy to Kannada in State schools. Actor Dr Rajkumar led the campaign.
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