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Government respects all languages, no language will be imposed: MEA S Jaishankar on Education Policy draft

The 'three language formula' proposed in draft National Education Policy has met with fierce resistance in southern states where it being percieved as 'imposition of Hindi'

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New Delhi Updated on: June 02, 2019 18:56 IST
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar sought calm raging sentiments on National Education Policy draft and said that government respects all languages and that no language will be imposed on anybody.

In his tweet, he said that the education policy is still in the draft stage and suggestions from people will be obtained and state government will also be consulted before finalisation.

National Education Policy draft has evoked a strong reaction in the Southern part of the country due to the 'three-language formula'. 

The draft policy has especially met with opposition in Tamil Nadu where political parties have decried 'imposition of Hindi'. Leaders and popular faces including Kamal Haasan have protested the 'imposition'. 

The education policy draft has suggested teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states. The 'three language formula' will include teaching Hindi, English and regional language.

This is being perceived as an 'imposition' of Hindi in southern states.

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