Bengaluru: The State High Court was assured that the State Government would be advised to reconsider its new policy of making Kannada a compulsory language for undergraduate courses from the academic year 2021–22. The assurance was provided by State Advocate – General Prabhuling K. Navadgi on Tuesday October 26
The assurance came after after the Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum verbally stated that orally stated that it would stay Government Orders of making Kannada a compulsory language for UG courses of it does not reconsider its decision. Further, HC adjourned further hearing till November 10 on the petitions. The petitions have been filed by Samskrita Bharati (Karnataka) Trust, and other educational institutions.
The petitioners have challenged the legality of government orders issued on August 7, 2021, and September, 15, 2021 that makes Kannada one of the two languages to be studied compulsorily in UG courses, irrespective of the State the students they belong to among others.