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SC refuses to entertain the plea of making Hindi, a compulsory language

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New Delhi: Supreme court refused to entertain the plea of making Hindi compulsory for schools on Thursday. The bench asked about the petitioner, Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who was the spokesperson of the BJP’s, “why does he not ask his party to do it? He belongs to the governing party. He is part of the government.”

The bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar Justices D Y Chandrachud and Sanjay Kishan Kaul, further said that non-Hindi speakers will also start asking to make their language compulsory, DC reported.

The plea was not allowed by the bench and they asked him to withdraw it. “we will not say anything. You withdraw it,” it said.

Upadhyay had said that the three language formula is not implemented by non- Hindi states. “In order to promote fraternity, assuring dignity of individual and unity and national integration, the study of Hindi should be compulsory for all the students of I-VIII standard through the country,” the plea said.

It further noted that the public servant and the judiciary members find it difficult to read, write and speak in Hindi, those who studied regional languages.