ALLOW GERMAN IN KVs THIS ACADEMIC SESSION: SC

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The Supreme Court has asked the Human Resource Ministry to consider continuing German for the present academic session.

ALLOW GERMAN IN KVs THIS ACADEMIC SESSION: SC

Why the hurry? Do it from the next session,” the apex court told Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi. The government had on Thursday said that Sanskrit would be the third langiage in place of German in Kendriya Vidyalayas from 6 to 8.

 

Voices have been rising from various quarters over the decision to replace German by Sanskrit in central schools all over the country.

 

On Thursday, Rohatgi mentioned the matter before the bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu seeking permission to file the affidavit.

 

German was introduced in Kendriya Vidyalayas following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Goethe Institute of Max Mueller Bhavan. Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has termed this a violation of the constitution.

 

The government decision had created an uproar including queries from the German government. with Chancellor Angela Merkel raising the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Australia earlier this month.

 

The decision will affect ovr 70,000 students and put in uncertainty the job of 700 teachers who teach the language.

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