[lg policy] Bangalore: Private schools seek Governor ’s intervention

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 13 14:27:27 UTC 2009

Private schools seek Governor’s intervention

Express News Service First Published : 12 Jul 2009 01:08:34 PM ISTLast
Updated : 12 Jul 2009 02:06:55 PM IST

BANGALORE: While the state government attempts to avert possible
contempt charges in the Karnataka High Court over language policy,
private management schools, on Saturday, filed a petition before the
governor seeking direction to the state government for the
implementation of the full bench order on language policy. KV
Dhananjay, counsel of the Karnataka Unaided Private Management
Schools, has submitted the memorandum to the Governor Hans Raj
Bharadwaj seeking his intervention in the matter.

The memorandum states: “The officers of the government have willfully
disobeyed the order of the court, infringing the fundamental right to
education. When the elected government has failed to implement the
court order, it is the duty of the governor to direct the state
government to do so.”  In May 2009, the private unaided management
schools petitioned before the then governor Rameshwar Thakur and Chief
Minister B S Yeddyurappa seeking their intervention in the matter.

The Governor office forwarded the letter to Principal Secretary of the
Primary Education Department for further course of action, but till
the date no action has been taken, stated the memorandum.

Government files SLP in Apex Court

Meanwhile, the state government has filed another special leave
petition (SLP)in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the full bench
order on language policy. The government has sought urgent hearing of
the SLP before July 13, 2009, to avoid contempt petition hearing in
the High Court. However, the registry of the Supreme Court has not
posted the matter for hearing. According to sources in the Karnataka
High Court, the Supreme Courtcould take up the hearing on July 14,

The High Court has set the deadline to July 13, 2009 for the state
government to implement the full bench order on language policy.
Sources indicated that the government would seek another adjournment
in the High Court, till the special leave petition is posted for


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