Since I started this online petition supporting that the status of the eighth schedule of the Constitution be kept as it is to maintain the status-quo, I have received quite a lot of support from the people. They have called me up on phone, sent me messages on Whatsapp, they have talked to me and had the passionate discussions on Facebook and as of now about 350 to 400 people have signed this petition. And this movement, this struggle is definitely gaining momentum as the day progresses.
The reason Hindi hasn’t gotten the status of a national language is mainly political one and the second half of this answer is that we the people who speak Hindi are not as faithful to our language as other people in the rest of the world are. To give you an example, if you go to the France, people insist that even if you are a tourist, you speak French. If you are asking directions for Eiffel Tower or Louvre Museum, French people would insist that you would speak in their language. So the amount of faith, the way rest of the world is faithful to their languages, we Hindi speakers are lacking that quite a bit.
I don’t agree with this claim that Hindi is beating Mandarin and the statistics, which were quoted by one particular news report, are false. The sources can not be independently verified. The logical structures, the way those arguments are put, they more amount to an opinion rather than based on actual verifiable facts.