Bangalore: High Court quashes language policy order

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Fri Oct 31 13:17:04 UTC 2008

HC quashes language policy order
DNA News
Thursday, October 30, 2008  20:43 IST

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court recently quashed a government
notification that extends its language policy from the first to fifth
standard. Single Judge Hulavadi G Ramesh stated that the government
notification has been nullified on account of a High Court full bench
order on July 2. After hearing petitions filed by the Daffodils
English School and others, the judge ordered that English medium
schools can function in the state from the next academic year.

The story so far
In April 29, 1994, the Karnataka government had issued a notification
stating that Kannada should be the medium of instruction the first to
fourth standard. After the central government announced its Primary
Education Policy in 2002, the state extended its notification to the
fifth standard - a move that was challenged by many English medium

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