Language policy: SC quashes Kar govt's petition for review

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Bangalore, Sept 12: The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition filed by the government of Karnataka seeking a review of its ruling on the language in primary schools.

A Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha dismissed the petition filed by the state government. The latter had filed a petition seeking the review of the apex court's decision. The Supreme Court quashed the Karnataka government's 1994 language policy that made mother tongue or Kannada the compulsory language in primary schools.

The court had said the government can not impose a mother tongue on linguistic minorities for the purpose of education and that the medium of instruction should be left to the children's guardians.

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