KV row: Govt decision to drop German as 3rd language comes under SC scanner

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New Delhi, Nov 21: Government's decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas has come under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court today issuing notice to it and seeking its explanation.

Agreeing to give an urgent hearing on the controversy, a bench headed by Justice A R Dave asked the government to file its response on a PIL and posted the case for hearing on November 28.

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Advocate Reena Singh, appearing for the petitioner, contended that the decision regarding selecting language should be left to the students and parents and government should not impose its decision on them.

She also contended that government should not impose the decision in the middle of the ongoing academic session.

The court was hearing a petition filed by a group of parents of Kendriya Vidyalaya students who challenged the government decision. 

PTI

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