[lg policy] Bangalore: KUSMA to go national against mother-tongue

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 27 15:09:43 UTC 2014

KUSMA to go national against mother-tongue
Bangalore Mirror Bureau | May 27, 2014, 02.00 AM IST


After chief minister Siddaramaiah announced that he would write to other
chief ministers and the Prime Minister seeking support to get the Supreme
Court order on the Language Policy reviewed, the Karnataka Unaided Schools
Management's Association (KUSMA), says it will follow suit. "KUSMA too will
be approaching those very Chief Ministers and the Prime Minister to inform
them about the various unconstitutional aspects of the language policy of
the Karnataka Government," the organisation of private schools said in a

Blaming politicians, KUSMA said, "Karnataka's language policy is highly
immoral as the lawmakers and speechmakers who would want all children of
the State to only study in mother tongue or Kannada created a safety valve
for their own children by exempting CBSE and CISCE schools from the
language policy."

KUSMA said that if any Chief Minister or the Prime Minister treated English
as a foreign language simply because it originated on foreign soil and
treated it with contempt and disdain, in order to be logically consistent,
they would have to also treat the religions of Islam and Christianity as
foreign religions as both these religions originated on foreign soil. "Are
those Chief Ministers and the Prime Minister going to also extend the same
contempt and disdain towards these two 'foreign' religions?" it asked.


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