- Akhilesh YadavChief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Change discriminatory rule that bars Urdu as medium of instruction in schools in UP
Kindly fulfill promise made in your manifesto to open Urdu medium schools or at least change the discriminatory education board rule that doesn't permit opening these schools, which came into force in Congress rule. It is fundamental right of a child or student to be able to get education in his/her mother tongue. But Uttar Pradesh or UP is the sole state in India, where a discriminatory law of Education board said that medium of instruction can only be Hindi apart from English. As a result, UP that has nearly 30 million or 3 crore Urdu speakers, have suffered. No other state in India has made such a discriminatory law. Further, Urdu is the second language in UP but this discrimination doesn't end. Hence, even private Urdu schools are not present in UP while Southern states have thousands of Urdu schools which has resulted in educational uplift of Muslims. Poor kids who can't afford public schools can, at least, go to Urdu schools. Also, they help madarsa students in transition. Above all, this is a constitutional right which is being violated.
- Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Change discriminatory rule that bars opening Urdu medium schools in schools in UP
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