English medium education: Andhra Pradesh government gets setback from Supreme Court
Parents of the students and professors were directed to file affidavits within two weeks. The next hearing of the case will be on September 25
Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government got a setback from the Supreme Court in the case of English as a compulsory medium of education. The state government had approached the apex court seeking a stay on the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s order making English medium education compulsory.
The three-member bench headed by Justice Chandrachur today heard the government’s petition and dismissed it. The Andhra Pradesh government had earlier issued Jio number 81,85, making English medium education compulsory.
Senior advocate KV Vishwanathan argued on behalf of the state government. He told the honourable court that it is not appropriate to revoke the GO issued by the state government to make English medium mandatory from first to sixth grade.
He said that education in the mother tongue is not compulsory under the Right to Education Act. Reacting to this, the bench said that a notice would be issued to the defendant on the matter, on which Vishwanathan sought a stay order on the case.
The Supreme Court directed the parents of students and professors to file affidavits within two weeks. The next hearing in the case has been scheduled for September 25.