Bangalore: Language Policy - Supreme Court Upholds HC Verdict

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Mon Sep 1 14:07:59 UTC 2008

Bangalore: Language Policy - Supreme Court Upholds HC Verdict

Bangalore, Aug 30: The state government's efforts to put its language
policy on a firm footing by extracting a stay order from the Supreme
Court for the state High Court verdict, has come to naught. The
three-member bench of the supreme court headed by Chief Justice K G
Balakrishnan, at the hearing of the special leave petition filed
against the High Court judgement by the government on Friday August
29, refused to consider the government's pleas for issuing a stay

The court ordered issuance of notices to managements of private
unaided schools in the state, to respond to the SLP within three
weeks. President of Karnataka Unaided Schools Management Association G
S Sharma said that the association will study the petition and respond
to it suitably. He expressed the belief that the court will not come
in the way of the liberty the parents enjoy as far as choosing the
kind of education and medium of instruction their wards need to have.
Earlier, the High Court had upheld the right of the private unaided
schools in the state to choose the medium of the instruction of their
liking, duly quashing a part of the government order making it
compulsory for the schools to adopt Kannada as the medium of

Saturday, August 30, 2008 1:02:50 PM (IST)

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