SC to hear plea seeking compulsory Hindi up to eight standard

| Updated: Apr 24, 2017 11:41 IST

New Delhi, [India], Apr 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court Monday will hear the plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay, seeking a direction to make Hindi a compulsory subject nationwide for students up to class eight. Upadhyay said that the study of Hindi should be compulsory for students of Class I-VIII in all schools across India, in order to promote fraternity, assuring dignity of individual and unity and national integration. In his plea, Upadhyay referred to various constitutional provisions and non-execution of the three-language formula enunciated in the 1968 National Policy Resolution. He argued that at the time of framing and adoption of the Constitution, it was predicted English will continue to be used for executive, judicial and legal purposes for an initial period of 15 years but it didn't happen. Senior Advocate Harish Salve will argue the matter. (ANI)

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