Make Sanskrit 3rd language from classes 6 to 8 in KVs, centre tells SC

Make Sanskrit 3rd language from classes 6 to 8 in KVs, centre tells SC

The Centre on Thursday submitted before the Supreme Court that Sanskrit be considered as the third language in classes 6 to 8 in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Appearing before the bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu, attorney general Mukul Rohatgi sought its permission to file an affidavit on the controversy arising out of the Centre’s decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

He was allowed by the bench to file an affidavit and the matter was posted for Friday. Earlier, on 21st November, 2014, the apex court had agreed to give an urgent hearing on the petitions filed by a group of parents of Kendriya Vidyalaya students on the issue.

The bench had posted the matter for Thursday and had asked the Centre to file its response on the PIL.

Counsel for the petitioners has contended that the decision regarding selecting language should be left to the students and parents, and government should not impose its decision on them, especially in the middle of the ongoing academic session.

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