Do not close schools not using Kannada as medium of instruction: SC to Karnataka

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Karnataka government should not force Kannada as the medium of instruction in primary classes and directed it not to close any private school which decided to go against the state policy by imparting education through English medium.

Refusing to stay last year’s high court judgment allowing private schools to choose the medium of instruction, a Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan said: “The government shall not pass any closure orders against unrecognised schools.”

It, however, gave relief to the state, which is yet to implement the HC order, by staying the contempt proceedings initiated by the HC against the chief secretary and officials of the education department.

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