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Kannada outfits come out against Kerala's new language policy

Press Trust of India  |  Mangaluru 

Pro-Kannada outfits in Kerala's border district of Kasaragod have come out against the government's move to make Malayalam mandatory in all the schools.

The had promulgated an ordinance on April 11, making Malayalam compulsory in all the schools upto Class 10.

A resolution adopted at a meeting of the Kannada outfits at Kumbla in Kasaragod decided to launch a strong agitation, opposing the government's stance of 'imposing' Malayalam on the students in the northern district of

The new language policy of the Kerala was an attempt to "impose" Malayalam on the Kannadigas of the border district, it said.

The meeting also discussed the impact of the policy, as well as the future plan of action of the Kannada organisations, a release said here.

The meeting, presided over by Samithi president Muralidhar Ballukuraya, also decided to take a delegation to meet Kerala Chief Minister to apprise him of the constitutional rights of the minority Kannadigas of the border district.

It also decided to approach Kerala Revenue Minister and CPI leader E Chandrasekharan, elected from Kasaragod district, to include him in the delegation.

Kannada activist Purushottam Master, Kerala unitchief of Kannada Sahitya Parishat,S V Bhat, president of Kerala unit of Janapada Parishat Gopal Shetty andothers participated in the meeting, the release said.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 00:22 IST