[lg policy] Bangalore: Govt to file memo in High Court on language row

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 17 18:51:28 UTC 2009

Govt to file memo in HC on language row

TNN 16 July 2009, 06:50am IST

BANGALORE: The state government has decided to submit a memorandum
before the high court on Thursday regarding the hearing of contempt of
court petitions on language policy in the light of the July 14 stay
granted by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has granted stay till
July 24 on contempt proceedings against state government officials in
HC. R G Nadadur, principal secretary to primary and secondary
education department, and other officers are arrayed as parties in the
contempt petitions relating to the non-implementation of full Bench
verdict on language policy.

Bail plea adjourned

The high court has adjourned to next week the hearing on bail petition
filed by S Manoj Kumar, a consultant with IBM, who is facing trial on
charge of murdering his wife Lakshmi on November 11, 2008.
Lakshmi was found murdered in their house in Murugeshpalya with chilly
powder thrown around the body, three months after their wedding.

The police rounded up Manoj Kumar on December 12 who refused to have
committed the crime. Police said CCTV images showed that the
petitioner had gone out of office and came back at the time of
occurrence of crime.

Kerala student's plea dismissed

The Karnataka High court has dismissed a petition filed by a student
who did his high school and PUC in Kerala and came to court saying he
was denied a professional seat even though he had studied classes
I-VII in Karnataka.

Justice B S Patil dismissed the petition after perusing the guidelines
contained in CET brochure which stipulated that a candidate to be
eligible only if he had done his SSLC or PUC in Karnataka apart from
7-year study in the state between I standard to II PUC.

The petitioner B Binny had studied in Thilak Memorial School in Magadi
Road in Bangalore city between 1996-2003 from I standard to VII
standard. Thereafter he studied in Kerala. He appeared for the May 7-8
CET. On June 12, the Karnataka Examination Authority ruled that he is
not eligible for a professional seat in Karnataka.


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