Litterateur ask Karnataka govt to file review petition in SC
Kannada Litterateur who held a meeting with Karnataka government today advised it to approach the Supreme Court with a review petition on its verdict on language issued recently.
Following the apex court rejecting the Karnataka's notification making state language Kannada compulsory in primary education, a meeting was convened by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at Vidhana Soudha and more than 50 noted Kannada literary figures, Advocate General among others participated.
In his opening remarks, Mr Siddaramaiah said the verdict, though would not have any impact on government and aided schools, it would affect the private Schools. "The meeting was convened to evince opinion of learned since under Right To Education (RTE) the language should be in the mother tongue," he added.
Advocate General Ravi Verma Kumar said since there was confusion on the verdict and RTE, the state government could appeal with the apex court to review its decision.
The Supreme Court had in its recent verdict had directed that a state government cannot force Kannada medium of instruction compulsory and the decision should be left to parents and to the child.
Following the verdict, there was widespread protest by noted Kannada litterateur, figures demanding the state government to go on appeal against the direction and hence the meeting was convened by the Chief Minister.
Former Kerala High Court Chief Justice Rama Jois said the Karnataka should convene a meeting of all state governments and take a decision to file an appeal for review petition.
(Posted on 10-05-2014)