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PIL in SC to make Hindi compulsory in class I-VIII

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New Delhi: To promote unity and national integration in the country, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC)  seeking a direction to the Centre, States and Union Territories to make Hindi as compulsory for students of class I-VIII.

The plea likely to come up for hearing next week in the apex court. As per sources, Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, Delhi BJP spokesperson and lawyer, said the three-language formula provided for study of “Hindi, English and modern Indian language in Hindi-speaking states and Hindi, English and a regional language in the non- Hindi speaking states” and it is still unimplemented.

“In order to promote fraternity, assuring dignity of individual and unity and national integration, study of Hindi should be compulsory for all the students of I-VIII standard through the country,” the plea said.

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